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Somalia's Shabaab kill 18 police in academy bombing

Mugadishu - A suicide bomber from Somalia's Shabaab insurgents killed 18 police officers and wounded 15 others on Thursday when he blew himself up inside the country's main police academy, the force's chief said.

Somalia's Shabaab kill 13 police in academy bombing

Mugadishu - A suicide bomber from Somalia's Shabaab insurgents killed 13 policemen and wounded 15 others on Thursday when he blew himself up inside the country's main police academy, officers said.

Report finds 512 died in deadliest Somalia bombing

Mugadishu - As many as 512 died in an October truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu, an emergency committee investigating the terrorist atrocity has found.

Breakaway Somaliland votes for new president

Mugadishu - Residents of the self-proclaimed state of Somaliland voted Monday in its third presidential poll, hoping to prove its democratic credentials and strengthen the case for independence from troubled Somalia.

US warns diplomatic staff of 'specific threat' at Mogadishu airport

Mugadishu - The US mission to Somalia on Saturday urged all of its non-essential staff to leave Mogadishu immediately following a specific threat against them at the capital's international airport.

The deadliest attacks in Somalia since 2010

Mugadishu - A weekend attack claimed by the Al-Qaeda aligned Shabaab on a hotel in Mogadishu has killed at least 27 people, just two weeks after the deadliest attack in Somalia's history killed 358 people in the capital.

Somalia sacks security chiefs as attack toll hits 27

Mugadishu - The death toll from a deadly attack on a hotel in Mogadishu rose to 27 on Sunday, prompting the Somali government to sack its police and intelligence chiefs.

Gunmen killed after Mogadishu attack left 14 dead: ministry

Mugadishu - Somalia's security ministry said Sunday that forces had killed two gunmen and captured three after a siege at a Mogadishu hotel following a twin car bombing that left at least 14 dead.

Death toll rises to 14 in Mogadishu bombings: official

Mugadishu - At least 14 people were killed in coordinated car bombings followed by an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, a security official said.

At least 14 dead in Mogadishu attack

Mugadishu - At least 14 people were killed in coordinated car bombings followed by an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, claimed by Shabaab Islamists.

'Many bodies' as two car bombs explode in Mogadishu

Mugadishu - A car packed with explosives blew up outside a hotel in Mogadishu on Saturday as a minibus also exploded at a nearby junction, with the emergency services reporting "many dead bodies".

Somalia truck bomb death toll jumps to 358 dead

Mugadishu - Somalia's deadliest ever attack, a truck bomb in the capital Mogadishu, has now killed 358 people with 228 more injured, the government said late Friday, a major jump in the fatality toll.

Medical aid rushed to stricken Somalia after bombing

Mugadishu - Somalia's allies sent planes carrying medical supplies and doctors Tuesday, while the diaspora rallied to donate blood to help the country cope with the crushing aftermath of its worst ever bombing.

Somalia's deadliest bombing kills 276, injures 300

Mugadishu - Desperate Somalis searched for news of missing loved-ones on Monday, after a massive truck bomb in Mogadishu killed at least 276 people and left 300 injured in the deadliest ever attack to hit the conflict-torn nation.

Shabaab Islamists attack Somali army base killing at least 8

Mugadishu - Shabaab jihadists attacked a Somali army base early Friday in the southern town of Barire, killing at least eight soldiers and stealing equipment, officials and witnesses said.

Top Somalia jihadist turns himself over to government

Mugadishu - A one-time deputy leader and spokesman for Somalia's Shabaab insurgents defected to the country's government on Sunday, a local official said.

Accidental internet cut-off hits Somalia hard

Mugadishu - Last month, a baby was born in the Somali capital Mogadishu with a terrible eye defect that requires treatment abroad.

At least 10 killed in Mogadishu minibus bombing

Mugadishu - At least 10 people were killed Tuesday when Shabaab Islamists drove an explosives-laden minibus into local government offices in the Somali capital Mogadishu, according to the security ministry.

Shabaab restaurant assault leaves 18 dead in Mogadishu

Mugadishu - A suicide car bombing and armed assault by six Shabaab militants on two neighbouring restaurants in Somalia's capital Mogadishu ended Thursday morning with at least 18 dead, the government said.

Fleeing hunger, Somali women raped in displacement camps

Afgooye - He was thin but strong, in a new uniform and boots. After forcing his way into Hawo's ragged shelter the man put a gun to her throat, then raped her, twice.
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