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16-Jun-2019 Mogadishu

10 killed, several injured in Mogadishu car bombings

At least 10 people were killed and 26 others injured in two car bomb blasts in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said."Nine people were killed and 25 others sustained injuries after bomb detonated near Sayidka junction," Xinhua quoted Somali Police Commissioner...

22-May-2019 Mogadishu

4 killed, 12 injured in Mogadishu car bombing

At least four people were killed and 12 others injured in a car bomb attack in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, the police said.A police officer told Xinhua news agency that the car filled with explosives went off as the officials were checking...

14-Dec-2018 Somalia

Another Arms and Ammunition Haul by INS Sunayna

On 13 Dec 18, Indian Naval Ship Sunayna, an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) of the Southern Naval Command based at Kochi, while being mission deployed, carried out a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) operation on sighting a suspicious fishing vessel...

10-Dec-2018 Mogadishu

US army kills 4 al-Shabab militants in Somalia

The US military has said its special forces conducted an airstrike in Somalia on Saturday, killing four al-Shabab militants.The US Africa Command (Africom) said the collective self-defence airstrike which was carried in cooperation with the Somali government...

10-Nov-2018 Mogadishu

Several Killed, 45 wounded in Somalia car-bomb attacks

Three car-bomb explosions on Friday outside a luxury hotel in the Somali capital left at least 14 people dead and 45 others wounded, media reported.The al-Shabaab terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks, which took place during the afternoon...

01-Oct-2018 Mogadishu

2 killed as car bombing hits EU convoy in Somalia

At least two people were killed when a suicide car bomb struck an EU mission convoy in the Somali capital on Monday, officials said.Abdikadir Abdirrahman, Director of Amin Ambulances, told Xinhua news agency that emergency crew transported four injured...

14-Jul-2018 Mogadishu

7 killed as blasts strike Somali capital

At least seven people were killed and several others injured on Saturday in two explosions near the presidential palace in Mogadishu, police officials said.A car packed with explosives blew up at around midday near the main entrance to the Villa Somalia,...

25-Mar-2018 Mogadishu

5 killed in Mogadishu bomb explosion

At least five people were killed and several injured when a car laden with bombs exploded in Somalia capital Mogadishu on Sunday.A police officer who requested anonymity told Xinhua that the explosion hit the entrance of the Interior Ministry."We now have...

23-Feb-2018 Mogadishu

18 killed in twin blasts in Mogadishu

At least 18 people have been killed and 20 others injured in twin bomb attacks in Somali capital Mogadishu, officials said.Aamin Ambulance Director Abdukadir Abdirahman said 18 people died in Friday's twin bombings, one of which targetted the presidential...

01-Jan-2018 Mogadishu

US military kills 17 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia

The US military has intensified airstrikes in Somalia in the past week, killing at least 17 Al-Shabaab terrorists behind the increased deadly attacks in countries including Kenya.The US Africa Command (Africom) in two separate statements on Monday said its...

14-Dec-2017 Mogadishu

13 killed in Somalia suicide attack

At least 13 people were killed and 15 others injured in a suicide attack that targeted a police academy here, Somalian authorities said on Thursday.Most of the casualties were police officers. The incident took place when the officers were training, reports...

28-Oct-2017 Mogadishu

25 killed in Somalia hotel attack

At least 25 people were killed and 30 others injured in a suicide attack outside a popular hotel in Somalias capital city of Mogadishu, police said.The attack took place on Saturday night outside the Nasahablod 2 Hotel ahead of a high-level ministerial...

18-Aug-2017 Mogadishu

Six injured in landmine blast in Somalia

At least six people were injured following a roadside landmine explosion outside a restaurant here in Somalia's Wardhigley district, the media reported.The mine went off on Thursday evening targeting people who were seated at the front side of a coffee...

17-Aug-2017 Mogadishu

US air strikes kills 7 Al-Shabaab militants

The US military confirmed that its special forces conducted three precision airstrikes in Somalia on Wednesday night, killing seven Al-Shabaab fighters.The US Africa Command (Africom) said on Thursday that the joint operation with Somalia security forces...

03-Jul-2017 Mogadishu

14 Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

At least 14 Al-Shabaab militants were killed and 17 others injured in a fight with Somali National Army backed by African Union forces in southern Somalia, an official said on Monday.Somali Government Army Commander Mohamed Abdow Ali said that they lost...

20-Jun-2017 Mogadishu

Somalia: 17 killed in Al-Shabaab bomb attack

At least 17 people were killed in a car bomb explosion in Somalia's capital on Tuesday in an attack that was claimed by the Al-Shabaab terror group.The explosion took place outside a government office in Wadajir district, and several ambulances attended...

15-Jun-2017 Mogadishu

17 killed in Somalia restaurants attacks

At least 17 people were killed and 26 others injured when two restaurants in Somalia's capital Mogadishu were attacked by militants, police said on Thursday.An emergency team said confirmed that it has found 17 bodies, but it had to "stop rescue work as...

09-Apr-2017 Mogadishu

10 killed in Mogadishu bomb blast

At least 10 people, including Somali soldiers, were on Sunday killed in a suicide car bomb attack near the Ministry of Defence in Mogadishu, reportedly targeting the new army chief.Somalia's state news agency SONNA reported that the suicide car bomb attack...

06-Apr-2017 Mogadishu

20 killed as landmine hits minibus in Somalia

At least 20 passengers were killed when their commuter minibus was hit by a landmine in Lower Shabelle region of Somalia, officials said.Deputy Governor of Lower Shabelle region for Security Affairs Ali Nure Mohamed on Thursday told reporters that Al-Shabaab...

20-Feb-2017 Mogadishu

30 killed in car bomb attack in Somalia

At least 30 people were killed in a huge car bomb blast at a busy market in the south-central Banaadir region of Somalia on Sunday, officials said.The Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) confirmed the incident at Kawo-Gudey area in Wadajir...

02-Jan-2017 Mogadishu

3 killed in Somalia twin car bomb blasts

At least three people were killed on Monday in a double car bomb attack here in the Somalian capital, security officials said.The assailants detonated two car bombs at a security checkpoint near the Hotel Peace, leaving three police officials dead and injuring...

18-Nov-2016 Mogadishu

Six Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

Troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), alongside the Somali National Army (SNA), on Friday killed six Al-Shabaab militants in an area about some 35km northeast of the southern Somali town of Kismayo and captured a location.AMISOM force spokesperson...

24-Oct-2016 Mogadishu

Two killed in suicide car bombing in Somali capital

A suicide car bomber killed two person and injured four others on Sunday evening in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a local official said.Xinhua news agency quoted Bondhere District Commissioner Qasim Abdullahi as saying that the suicide bomber detonated...

01-Oct-2016 Mogadishu

Four killed in Somalia blast

At least four persons were killed and several injured in an explosion outside a restaurant in the Somalia capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police said.A senior police official told Xinhua at the scene that a car laden with explosives detonated outside the...

26-Aug-2016 Mogadishu

Two killed in grenade attack in Somalia's Mogadishu

At least two people were killed in a grenade attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday afternoon, police said.Police commissioner for Benadir region, Bashir Abshir Gedi, told reporters that the blast in Suka-holaha neighbourhood in Heliwa district...

26-Aug-2016 Mogadishu

Nine killed in Somalia car bombing, gunfight

At least seven persons were killed after Al-Shabaab militants detonated a car bomb near a restaurant in the Somali capital here, authorities said on Friday."Two police officers and five civilians lost their lives in the attack," Xinhua news agency quoted...

26-Aug-2016 Mogadishu

7 killed in Somalia beach restaurant attack

At least seven people were killed in a bomb and gun attack on a beach restaurant in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu, police said on Friday.According to police, a car bomb exploded outside the Banadir Beach Club in the Lido area on Thursday night following...

21-Aug-2016 Mogadishu

15 killed in a Somalia suicide bombing

At least 15 persons were killed when two suicide car bombers detonated themselves in Somalia's Galkayo town on Sunday, the police said."Two car bomb blasts targeted the local government headquarters," Xinhua news agency quoted a police official as saying.Heavy...

31-Jul-2016 Mogadishu

Five killed in Somalia attack

At least five people were killed and several injured on Sunday in twin car bomb blasts in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.Police said the blasts hit the gate of the Criminal Investigation Department headquarters before militants stormed the building. Spontaneous...

26-Jul-2016 Mogadishu

13 killed in Somalia explosions

At least 13 people were killed and five injured on Tuesday in twin explosions near the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia security officials said.Most of the casualties were UN contractors who operated near the explosion sites, Xinhua news agency quoted a police...

26-Jul-2016 Mogadishu (Somalia)

10 killed in twin explosions in Somalia

At least 10 people were killed in twin explosions near the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia security officials said on Tuesday.Al-Shabaab, a terrorist group based in East Africa, claimed responsibility for the attack, Xinhua news agency reported.Meanwhile,...

30-Jun-2016 Mogadishu

Bomb kills 20 near Somalia capital

At least 20 people were killed on Thursday in a roadside bomb explosion near the Somalian capital, officials said.The victims were all civilians, Xinhua news agency reported....

26-Jun-2016 Mogadishu

Minister, 15 others killed in Somalia hotel attack

At least 16 people, including a state minister, were killed in an attack by Al-Shabaab militants on a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, an official said on Sunday.More bodies, including of State Environment Affairs's Minister Bur'i Mohamed Hamza,...

25-Jun-2016 Mogadishu

Car bomb blast kills 9 at Mogadishu hotel

At least nine people were killed and 15 were wounded in a car-bomb attack followed by an invasion of the premises by armed gunmen at a hotel in the Somalian capital on Saturday, local media reported.Witnesses to the apparent terrorist attack told Efe news...

02-Jun-2016 Mogadishu (Somalia)

10 killed in Somalia hotel attack

At least 10 persons have been killed and 25 others injured in an attack by Al-Shabaab on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said on Wednesday.A car bomb was set off by a suicide bomber at the gate of the Ambassador Hotel, after which other...

14-May-2016 Mogadishu

Seven Al Shabaab fighters killed in Somalia

Somali forces on Friday killed seven Al Shabaab fighters during an operation near Wajid town that is located in southwestern region of the horn of African state.Local officials told Xinhua the military's onslaught against Al Shabaab was carried out by an elite...

09-May-2016 Mogadishu

Three policemen die in Mogadishu car bombing

Three police officers were killed on Monday when a car bomb exploded at the entrance to the traffic police headquarters in this Somalian capital.Government spokesman Abdifitah Halane said one gunman was shot down by police after he got out of the car which...

26-Apr-2016 Mogadishu

20 Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia fighting

At least 20 militants were killed on Tuesday in fighting between the Somali National Army and the Al-Shabaab group at a military base in Bay region.Army official Khalif Shire said 20 Al-Shabaab militants were killed when they attempted to attack their base...

10-Apr-2016 Mogadishu

Three killed, five hurt in Mogadishu car explosion

At least three people were killed and five others seriously injured in a car bomb explosion near a busy eatery in Shibis district in capital Mogadishu, officials said on Saturday.Spokesman of the local government, Abdifitah Omar Halane said the blast occurred...

26-Mar-2016 Mogadishu

23 Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

At least 23 militants have been killed and 22 others arrested in heavy fighting between Al-Shabaab militants and forces of Galmudug State in Somalia, officials said on Friday.Information Minister of Galmudug State Mohamed Aden Osman said the fighting was...

08-Mar-2016 Mogadishu

US kills 150 militants in Somalia airstrike

The US carried out an airstrike in Somalia killing over 150 militants associated with the Al Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabaab, the media reported on Tuesday.Both Somalia and US officials said the militants, who were preparing for a major attack in...

29-Feb-2016 Mogadishu

30 people killed in twin blasts in Somalia

At least 30 people were killed and 42 injured in twin blasts in popular restaurants in Baidoa town of south-central Bay region of Somalia, officials said on Monday.Mayor of Bay region Abdirashid Abdullahi said that most of those killed were civilians, Xinhua...

29-Feb-2016 Mogadishu

21 killed in Somalia blasts

At least 21 people were killed and several others injured in twin expositions in Baidoa town in Bay region of southern Somalia on Sunday, police and witnesses said.Mohamed Olow, a police officer in Baidoa, told Xinhua a car bomb exploded first in a popular...

27-Feb-2016 Mogadishu

12 killed in Mogadishu blasts, Al-Shabaab claims responsibility

At least 12 people were killed and 16 others injured in Mogadishu blasts that targetted a popular park and a hotel near the Somali presidential palace, police said.According to police officer Said Muse, the first blast occured at the gate of "peace garden"...

22-Jan-2016 Mogadishu

Five killed in Somalia restaurant attacks

At least five people were killed and seven others injured in suicide attacks on a restaurant at the Lido Beach here, police said.Ahmed Qalinle, a police officer, told Xinhua news agency on Thursday night that they had established the number of casualties...

15-Jan-2016 Mogadishu

Dozens killed in attack on Africa Union base in Somalia

Dozens of soldiers were killed in an attack by Al Shabaab militants on on the El-Adde base of Africa Union peacekeepers in Somalia's Gedo region, Xinhua news agency reported."They first rammed a suicide car bomb into the gate of the Kenyan forces base in El-Adde,...

01-Nov-2015 Mogadishu

12 killed as militants attack Somali hotel

At least 12 people were killed on Sunday as Al-Shabaab militants stormed a hotel in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, police and witnesses said.Police officer Mohamed Hassan told Xinhua that a car bomb hit the gate of the Sahafi hotel and then several gunmen...

21-Sep-2015 Mogadishu

Nine killed in blast near Somali presidential palace

At least nine people were killed and 14 injured on Monday evening when a car bomb exploded at the gate of Somalia's presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu, police said.Police officer Ahmed Shire told Xinhua that two Somali soldiers, four civilians...

08-Sep-2015 Mogadishu

15 Al-Shabaab militants killed in Somalia attack

At least 15 Al-Shabaab militants were killed on Tuesday when militants attacked a police station in Somalia's lower Shabelle region, officials said."The attack was repulsed by the Somalia army and AMISOM forces that took place around 6.00 a.m. at Qoryoley,...

22-Aug-2015 Mogadishu

16 killed in Somalia suicide attack

At least 16 people were killed and over 30 injured on Saturday in a suicide attack at a military base in Somalia.The incident took place in the port city of Kismayo, Xinhua news gency reported."The suicide bomber was one of Al-Shabaab fighters before he...

27-Jul-2015 Mogadishu

15 dead in Somalia hotel blast

At least 15 people, including a Chinese national, have died in a hotel blast in this Somali capital.Police officer Abdulle Mohamed said that a suicide bomber detonated his car at the gate of the hotel and killed 15 people, with most of them civilians, Xinhua...

26-Jul-2015 Mogadishu

15 killed in Mogadishu hotel blast

At least 15 people were killed and a number of others injured in a blast at a hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Sunday, police said.A suicide bomber blew up his car at the gate of the Jazera Hotel, located near the Mogadishu international airport,...

06-Jul-2015 Mogadishu

Three Al Shabaab militants killed in Somalia

Three Al Shabaab militants were killed in fierce fighting after the Al Qaeda-allied insurgents launched an attack on a government military base in Jala-laksi district of Hiran region in central Somalia.Jala-laksi deputy administrator Mahamod Fidow told journalists...

29-Jun-2015 Mogadishu

Somalia repels Al-Shabaab attack on military base

Islamist extremist group Al Shabaab fighters raided a military base in the southern Somali state of Jubaland but were repulsed after fierce fighting, a senior military official confirmed on Monday.The heavy fighting took place on Sunday night near the military...

19-Jun-2015 Mogadishu

Four soldiers killed in Al-Shabaab attack in Somalia

Four soldiers were killed and six others injured in an attack by Al-Shabaab in Somalia's Gedo region.The offensive began after the militants attacked positions of government forces in the region's Ged-Wayn district on Thursday, Xinhua quoted a local official...

18-Jun-2015 Mogadishu

Eight militants killed while attacking conference venue in Somalia

Eight gunmen, believed to be Al Shabaab militants, died in an attempted suicide attack on a conference venue in the town of Adado in central Somalia on Thursday.The attackers raided the venue of the ongoing State Formation Conference, sparking a fierce gunfight,...

16-Jun-2015 Mogadishu

Two soldiers killed in Somalia blast

At least two Somali government soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb blast on Tuesday as they were travelling in a village on the outskirts of the country's capital Mogadishu, officials said."Two of our soldiers were killed in the blast, a cowardly act...

13-Jun-2015 Mogadishu

Top Al Shabaab leader killed in Somalia

A top Al Shabaab leader was killed in a covert operation by the Somali army, officials said on Saturday.Qasim Sheikh was killed after government troops cornered him on Friday night, Aden Abdi Mohamed, deputy mayor of Hudur in Bakool region, told Xinhua...

27-Mar-2015 Mogadishu

Five killed in Somalia car blast

At least five people were killed and scores injured in a suicide car explosion in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday, police said.A police officer who requested anonymity said the car exploded at the gate of Maka Al Mukarama Hotel, killing five people...

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