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Police, civilians killed in Mogadishu attack

Mugadishu - Islamic jihadists killed three police officers in a bomb and gun attack on a police station in the Somali capital on Monday, city authorities said.

AU mission apologises for killing 4 Somalis taken for Shebab

Mugadishu - The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) apologised for accidentally killing four civilians Saturday after soldiers mistook them for Shebab fighters when they failed to stop at a roadblock.

Six killed in Somalia Shebab hotel suicide attack

Mugadishu - Somalia's Shebab insurgents said they carried out a suicide attack at a hotel in the central town of Galkayo Thursday in which six people died, including a senior local government official.

Rivers turn to dust as drought bites Somalia

Mugadishu - Somalia's bread basket has become a dust bowl as the life-giving waters of the mighty Shabelle river run dry amid intense drought in the war-torn country.

Special forces stage helicopter raid on Somalia's Shebab

Mugadishu - Special forces operatives in two helicopters staged an overnight raid on Somalia's Shebab insurgents, government officials and the Al-Qaeda-linked gunmen said on Wednesday.

At least 30 killed in Somalia restaurant bombings claimed by Islamists

Mugadishu - At least 30 people have been killed in twin bomb attacks claimed by Shebab Islamists at a busy restaurant in the Somali city of Baidoa, the regional governor said Monday.

12 dead as twin blasts and gunfire rock Mogadishu hotel

Mugadishu - At least 12 people were killed Friday as twin blasts and gunfire rocked a hotel and neighbouring park in central Mogadishu, police said, in an attack claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants.

Shebab claims bomb attack on Somalia plane

Mugadishu - Somalia's Shebab insurgents on Saturday claimed responsibility for a bomb attack which ripped a hole in a passenger plane shortly after takeoff from the capital Mogadishu earlier this month.

Children in Somalia starving amid 'alarming' drought: UN

Mugadishu - Over 58,000 children will starve to death in Somalia without urgent support, the United Nations warned Monday, amid severe drought in the impoverished and war-torn Horn of Africa country.

Somali plane bomb 'was hidden in laptop': Intelligence officials

Mugadishu - Somali intelligence officials investigating a bomb blast on a commercial jet released surveillance footage Sunday appearing to show a passenger being given a laptop in which the bomb was concealed.

Somali, AU troops retake key port from Shebab: Army, witnesses

Mugadishu - Somali government troops backed by African Union peacekeepers on Saturday recaptured the key port of Merka from Shebab insurgents, just one day after the Islamists swept into the city, the army and residents said.

Blast on Somalia airplane Tuesday 'was caused by bomb'

Mugadishu - A bomb caused the explosion that ripped a hole in the fuselage of a passenger plane shortly after it took off from Somalia's main airport on Tuesday, killing one person, the government said.

One passenger missing after mystery Somalia plane blast: airline

Mugadishu - One passenger is missing after a blast on a commercial airliner that ripped a hole in its fuselage shortly after take-off from Somalia's capital, the airline said Thursday.

Blast on Somalia airliner points to bomb: pilot, expert

Mugadishu - A blast that ripped a hole in a commercial airliner shortly after take-off from Somalia's capital was probably caused by a bomb, aviation experts and the pilot who landed it safely said Wednesday.

Explosion aboard Somalian airliner forces plane to land

Mogadisho - A jet passenger plane in route to Djibouti on the Horn of Africa, a mostly French-and Arabic-speaking country bordered by Red Sea beaches, had to make an emergency landing today after something blew a large hole in the side of the plane.

Shebab Islamists kill 'nearly 20' in Somalia as Kenya mourns war dead

Mugadishu - Islamist Shebab gunmen killed around 20 people in a popular beachside restaurant in Somalia, police said Friday, as neighbouring Kenya mourned soldiers killed by the Al Qaeda-linked group last week.

Shebab storm African Union base in Somalia, casualties reported

Mugadishu - Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants stormed an African Union base Friday in the country's southwest, the Somali army said, with witnesses reporting several dead.

Somalia housing boom as Mogadishu emerges from ashes of war

Mugadishu - Somalia's elegant colonial villas were left in ruins by two decades of street fighting among warlords, and the seaside capital Mogadishu was dubbed the most dangerous city in the world.

Three injured in Mogadishu suicide attack: Police

Mugadishu - A suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, injuring three people, police and witnesses said.

Somalia bans Christmas and New Year festivities

Mugadishu - Somalia's government has banned celebrations of Christmas and New Year in the Muslim majority country, saying the festivities might attract Islamist attacks.
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