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Death toll from twin blasts in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu rises to 231

October 15, 2017 9:10 pm
Death toll from twin blasts in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu rises to 231

The death toll from two recent bomb blasts in busy locations in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, has jumped to 231 with at least 275 people injured, making them the deadliest attacks to have ever happened in the country. Police said on Saturday that a truck bomb exploded in a busy area outside […]

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Death toll from twin blasts in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu rises to 231

9:10 pm
Death toll from twin blasts in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu rises to 231

The death toll from two recent bomb blasts in busy locations in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, has jumped to 231 with at least 275 people injured, making them the deadliest attacks to have ever happened in the country. Police said on Saturday that a truck bomb exploded in a busy area outside […]

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Turkey opens military base in Mogadishu

September 30, 2017 10:30 pm
Turkey opens military base in Mogadishu

Turkish army’s Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar, center left, escorts Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre during an inauguration ceremony of the Turkish military base in Mogadishu on September 30, 2017. (AFP photo) Turkey has opened its largest military base in Africa, in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, as […]

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Seven killed in car bomb targeting police station in Somalia’s Mogadishu

June 22, 2017 10:30 pm
Seven killed in car bomb targeting police station in Somalia’s Mogadishu

Somali police look at the wreckage of a car at the scene of an explosion near the Waberi police station in Mogadishu, Somalia, on June 22, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) At least seven people have been killed in a car bomb targeting a police station in the Somali capital Mogadishu. […]

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Car bomb explosion kills 13 in Mogadishu

March 13, 2017 7:25 pm
Car bomb explosion kills 13 in Mogadishu

The file photo shows people reacting to an attack outside a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on January 25, 2017. (By AFP) An assailant has detonated an explosives-laden car near a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, leaving at least 13 people dead and several others injured. The explosion […]

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Car bomb blast kills 18, wounds 25 in Somali capital Mogadishu

February 19, 2017 3:52 pm
Car bomb blast kills 18, wounds 25 in Somali capital Mogadishu

At least 18 people have lost their lives and more than two dozen others have been wounded in a car bomb explosion in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, officials and witnesses say. Ahmed Abdulle Afrax, the mayor of Wadajir, the district in the city of Mogadishu that was bombed, said that the deadly incident took place on Sunday when […]

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Car bomb attack kills three in Somali capital of Mogadishu

January 2, 2017 2:30 pm
Car bomb attack kills three in Somali capital of Mogadishu

This unverified picture posted by users on Twitter shows smoke apparently from a blast rising into the sky in Mogadishu, Somalia, on January 2, 2017. A car bomb attack has killed at least three security forces at a checkpoint near the international airport in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, police […]

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Somalia inaugurates new parliament in Mogadishu

December 27, 2016 9:40 pm
Somalia inaugurates new parliament in Mogadishu

Members of Somalia’s new federal parliament are sworn in at the General Kahiye Academy in the capital, Mogadishu, December 27, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Nearly 300 new Somali lawmakers have been sworn in following weeks of voting in a complex political process. According to top election official Omar Mohamed Abdulle, […]

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Bomb blast kills 29 in Somali capital Mogadishu

December 11, 2016 10:30 pm
Bomb blast kills 29 in Somali capital Mogadishu

A bombing attack at the entrance of Somalia’s biggest port, in its capital city, Mogadishu, has left 29 people dead, according to Somali police. The explosion occurred when explosives on a vehicle were detonated by its driver at Mogadishu’s busy sea port on Sunday. Emergency officials earlier said that at […]

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Car bomb attack kills Somali military general and bodyguards in Mogadishu

September 18, 2016 7:30 pm
Car bomb attack kills Somali military general and bodyguards in Mogadishu

A Somali soldier is seen next to the burned-out wreckage of a car targeted in a bomb attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, September 5, 2016. (Photo by AFP) A Somali general and seven of his bodyguards have been killed when a car laden with explosives rammed into their military vehicle in […]

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Powerful blast hits Somali capital, Mogadishu casualties reported

August 30, 2016 4:00 pm
Powerful blast hits Somali capital, Mogadishu casualties reported

A picture taken on April 9, 2016 shows police tape at the site of an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia. ©AFP At least five Somalian soldiers have been killed in a powerful bomb explosion that hit near the presidential palace in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Local media said the Tuesday bomb attack, […]

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Al-Shabab gunmen attack beach restaurant in Somali capital,Mogadishu

August 26, 2016 7:59 am
Al-Shabab gunmen attack beach restaurant in Somali capital,Mogadishu

Military and police gather at the scene of an attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, July 31, 2016. ©AFP At least nine people have been killed after militants with the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab terror group launched a car bomb attack on a beach restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. According to local police officials, […]

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Deadly explosions hit near airport outside the African Union (AU) peacekeeping base in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu

July 26, 2016 12:00 pm
Deadly explosions hit near airport outside the African Union (AU) peacekeeping base in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu

Two deadly explosions have rocked an area outside the African Union (AU) peacekeeping base in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. According to Somali police, a bomber fist set off an explosives-laden car at the entrance of the AU base near the international airport in Mogadishu on Tuesday morning. A second bomber then […]

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