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Al Shabaab attacks Somali government building in Mogadishu, at least 9 dead

March 23, 2019 7:08 pm

The large explosion shook the centre of Mogadishu and a large plume of smoke rose above the scene of the blast, a building that houses Somalia's ministries of labour and works.

Battle rages in Mogadishu as hotel attack death toll nears 30

March 01, 2019 4:05 pm

Al Shabaab fighters set off two bombs outside the Hotel Maka Al-Mukarama before retreating to an adjacent building, from where they fired on soldiers who tried to enter. At least two soldiers were carried away from the hotel on Friday morning.

Harbouring ambitions: Gulf states scramble for Somalia

May 02, 2018 2:44 pm

Since 2014, the UAE had trained and paid the salaries of Somali troops in Mogadishu and built an anti-piracy force in Puntland. Hundreds of weapons were looted from the training centre in Mogadishu as it shut down.

Suicide bomber kills 17 at Somalia police academy

December 14, 2017 2:31 pm

Police officer Farah Omar who was at the scene at the time of the blast said the bomber targeted a spot where dozens of soldiers had gathered.

Twenty-three dead, over 30 wounded in Mogadishu hotel attack, Al-Shabab claims responsibility

October 29, 2017 10:24 am

Al-Shabab often targets high-profile areas of Mogadishu. It has not commented on the massive attack two weeks ago; experts have said the death toll was so high that the group hesitated to further anger Somali citizens as its pursues its insurgency.

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

July 30, 2017 6:28 pm

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.

Somalia: Roadside bomb kills two near Mogadishu

July 02, 2017 6:54 pm

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

June 15, 2017 12:40 pm

"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

June 26, 2014 7:23 pm

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

Militants attack parliament building in Somalia

May 24, 2014 3:32 pm

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