Somalia

Bomb blast kills 5 soldiers in Somalia

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[…]

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Somalia: Floods affect 73,000 people

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,[…]

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Mayor of Mogadishu, officials injured in suicide attack on Somalia govt HQ – report

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[…]

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