Stories tagged: Somalia
Wed., May 22, 2019, 12:45 p.m.
Islamic extremists exploded a suicide car bomb and killed at least nine people, including Somalia’s former foreign minister, near the presidential palace in the capital on Wednesday, police said.
Thu., April 4, 2019, 1:52 p.m.
A Somali police officer says a car bomb exploded near the gate of a police academy in the capital, Mogadishu, injuring six people on Thursday evening.
Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 11:48 a.m.
The United States military says it has killed 35 fighters from the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in central Somalia, not far from the Ethiopian border.
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 11:01 a.m.
The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed 52 al-Shabab extremists in response to an attack on Somali forces.
Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 1:25 p.m.
Somalia’s security minister said the government has closed an underground prison where extremist suspects and journalists have been held amid allegations of abuses against inmates.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 2:11 p.m.
A suicide bomber detonated in a restaurant in the Somali town of Baidoa and another blast struck a hotel nearby, leaving at least 16 people dead and more than 30 …
Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:50 a.m.
Another diplomatic thaw was underway Saturday in the restless Horn of Africa region as Somalia’s president visited Eritrea for the first time and years of tensions gave way to an …
Sat., July 14, 2018, 9:11 a.m.
Somali security forces shot dead three extremists wearing soldiers’ uniforms, foiling an attempted al-Shabab attack on the presidential palace that began with a car bomb exploding, police said Saturday.
UPDATED: Sat., July 7, 2018, 6:53 p.m.
At least nine people were killed in an attack on Somalia’s interior ministry and security forces killed all three attackers after a two-hour gun battle inside, police said Saturday, as …
UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
Four U.S. service members who were wounded in an extremist attack in Somalia that killed one special operations soldier have been treated and released, the U.S. military said Saturday.
UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
One U.S. special operations soldier was killed and four U.S. service members wounded in an “enemy attack” Friday in Somalia, the U.S. military said – casualties that are likely to …
Thu., March 22, 2018, 8:46 a.m.
At least 14 people were killed and 10 others wounded in a car bomb blast near a hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, Somali officials said Thursday.
UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 8:14 p.m.
Months before the 2016 general election, members of a Kansas militia group that prosecutors say came to be known as the “the Crusaders” met in an office to pick the …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 12:04 p.m.
Two car bomb blasts rocked Somalia’s capital on Friday evening, followed by gunfire, police said, and an ambulance service said at least 18 people had been killed.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 8:04 a.m.
An Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer killed at least 18 people at a police academy in Somalia’s capital on Thursday, authorities said. The Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist …
Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 4 p.m.
The head of U.S. Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 6:27 p.m.
The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.
Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
The final death toll in October’s massive truck bombing in Somalia’s capital is 512 people, according to the committee tasked with looking into the country’s worst-ever attack.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
Reflecting stepped-up targeting of extremists in Africa, the U.S. military said airstrikes killed more than 100 militants in Somalia on Tuesday and hit Islamic State fighters in Libya days earlier.
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 11:25 a.m.
The U.S. military says “several militants” have been killed in an airstrike against the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
The United States has ordered all non-essential employees of its mission to Somalia to leave the capital, Mogadishu, because of “specific threat information” against them.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
A Somali security official says a suspected U.S. airstrike has targeted a base run by Islamic State group-affiliated fighters in Somalia’s northern state of Puntland.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
In the wake of a nightlong assault on a Mogadishu hotel in which 23 people were killed, Somalia’s government has fired the police and intelligence chiefs Sunday.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
A suicide truck bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital on Saturday, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 30, and gunfire continued as security forces …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
A largely hidden war in remote areas of Ethiopia has killed hundreds of people, displaced more than 100,000 others and raised the specter of ethnic cleansing, potentially destabilizing an important …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
Thousands of anguished Somalis gathered to pray Friday at the site of the country’s deadliest attack, while the toll rose again to 358 and dozens remained missing.
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
Somali intelligence officials shared a detailed account of the country’s deadliest attack, while thousands marched Wednesday in Mogadishu in a show of defiance against the extremist group blamed for Saturday’s …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 3:50 p.m.
The death toll from a truck bombing in Somalia’s capital has risen above 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital killed at least 231 people with more than 275 injured, a senator said Sunday, making it the deadliest single attack …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed 20 people in Somalia’s capital, police said Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they’d heard in years.