At least five were killed and several others wounded when a bomb blast targeted Somali government soldiers in the Lower Shabelle region on Saturday, an official said. The attack took place in the village of Ambareyso located on the outskirts of Somalia’s ancient coastal town of Barawe, 206 kilometers (128[…]
Six people were killed on Friday by a blast at a seaside restaurant in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, an ambulance service official told Reuters. “So far we have carried six dead civilians and seven others injured,” Abdikadir Abdirahman, Director of Aamin Ambulance Service said. It was not clear who carried out the[…]
At least 15 army recruits have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a military training camp in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. Army officer Mohamed Adan said the bomber behind Tuesday’s attack was disguised among recruits queueing up outside the General Dhegobadan Military Camp when the explosion occurred. “I have[…]
Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops out of Somalia in the waning days of his presidency has triggered dismay from some Somalis, who appealed to the incoming President Joe Biden to reverse the decision. The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) has between 650 to 800 troops on average in[…]
Deyr seasonal rains, which hit Somalia between October and December, have seriously affected the lives of roughly 73,000 people, a UN agency said Wednesday, Anadolu reports. “Among those affected are more than 53,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) and members of the host community in Baidoa town in South West State,[…]
Separate attacks have targeted a US military base in the Somali town of Baledogle and a European military convoy in the capital, Mogadishu. A bomb attack was followed by small arms fire at a base operated by US special forces on Monday, a security source told Reuters news agency. The[…]
Migrants from Africa demanding the right to travel to the US and Canada clashed with Mexican military police after Mexico cracked down on free migration in response to US threats of economic retaliation. Nationals of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Angola, Senegal, Cameroon, and several other African countries, stuck[…]
A suicide bomb attack on Mogadishu’s government headquarters injured the mayor and several other Somali officials on Wednesday, Reuters reported. No one immediately claimed responsibility but Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group Al Shabaab, which wants to topple the UN-backed government, is known to carry out such attacks. “A suicide bomber walked into[…]
Authorities say they have stopped an attack claimed by extremist group Al-Shabaab on a popular hotel in the Somali port of Kismayo, but prominent public figures are among those killed. “The security forces are in control now and the last terrorist was shot and killed,” Mohamed Abdiweli, a security official, told[…]
Fighters of the al Shabaab group attacked a military base with a suicide car bomb in the south of Somalia, killing 27 soldiers, the group said on Monday, a blast heard by residents of a nearby town. The attack follows a June attack on the base by al Shabaab that[…]
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