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Somalia blast: At least 5 dead, 10 wounded in Mogadishu

Security ministry spokesman Ahmed Mohamud said five civilians were killed and ten others wounded in the car bomb blast. “It occurred in front of business shops along the road,” he told reporters.

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Somalia: Roadside bomb kills two near Mogadishu

The blast occurred on a busy road in the Elasha district less than 20 kilometres northeast of the capital, said Dahir Ahmed, a police major. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, although the Islamist al Shabaab group has carried out regular attacks before.

At least 19 killed in hotel attack in Somalia’s capital

“We are in control of the hotel but it was mostly destroyed by the suicide bomber,” Abdi Bashir told Reuters. Five of the gunmen were killed, Bashir said. Al Shabaab, the Islamist militant group, claimed responsibility for the attack.

3 dead in Somalia after militants attack hotel

The Islamic militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility through an announcement on its radio station.

Militants attack parliament building in Somalia

At least seven people were killed, including six attackers and one soldier who tried to stopped a suicide bomber from entering the building.

Exchange of ideas comes to strife-ridden Mogadishu

Originally the second TEDx talk in Mogadishu was to be held in June.

Rape,corruption in camps blight lives of Somali displaced

Mogadishu is host to more than 180,000 internally displaced people who have fled a killer combination of conflict,drought and hunger.

Africa mulls response to Somali threat

African leaders gathering in Kampala days after Somalia’s Shebab carried out deadly suicide attacks in the Ugandan capital are expected this weekend to mull sending more troops to war-torn Mogadishu.

Somali pirates hijack 1 more vessel; 11 Indians held hostage

Somali pirates have hijacked a UAE-based cargo vessel taking hostage its 26 crew.

Nine hijacked vessels with 95 Indians traced to Mogadishu

Somali pirates,who seized 11 dhows over the past 10 days,have released two boats with 26 Indians.

15 Somalis dead as Islamist attacks spark fighting

A medical worker says the heaviest fighting in months has killed at least 15 civilians in Somalia’s capital.

Islamist factions clash in key Somali port

Heavy fighting broke out on Thursday between rival Islamist factions in the Somali port of Kismayo,shattering a key alliance in the insurgency against the Western-backed government.

Fighting kills 22 in Somalia

Fighting erupted between Islamist rebels,government forces and African Union peacekeepers in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu ,killing at least 22 people.

Somali gunmen abduct two French officials

Somali gunmen stormed into a Mogadishu hotel on Tuesday and kidnapped two French officials working as security advisers for the Somali government.

Somalia rebels amputate limbs of four ‘thieves’

Washington has sent weapons to Somalia’s Government after a green light from the UN Security Council…