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Several killed as suicide bomber walks into Mogadishu mayor’s office and detonates explosives

A suicide bomber walked into the office of Mogadishu’s mayor and detonated explosives strapped to his waist, killing six people and badly wounding the mayor minutes after a visit from …


UN: 2 million Somalis could die of starvation amid drought

A United Nations emergency relief coordinator says more than 2 million men, women and children could die of starvation in Somalia by summer’s end if international aid is not sent …


Suicide car bomb kills at least 9 in Somalia’s capital

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.


Bomb in Somalia’s capital kills 6 near police academy

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.


Toll rises to 53 dead from bomb blasts in Somalia’s capital

Somali hospital and police sources say the death toll from Friday’s bombings outside a hotel in Mogadishu has risen to 53 with over 100 injured.


6 dead after attackers target Somalia’s presidential palace

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.


At least 14 dead, several hurt in car bomb in Somali capital

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: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

18 dead after 2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia’s capital

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.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017

U.S. tells Somalia mission staffers to leave over threat

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: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017

23 dead, more than 30 wounded in Mogadishu hotel blast

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 …


Thousands march over ‘Somalia’s 9/11;’ attack details emerge

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: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017

Extremist gunmen storm hotel in Somali capital, 11 killed

At least 11 were killed and 50 injured Wednesday as Somali security forces ended a siege by extremist fighters who stormed a hotel in the capital, police said.


At least 14 killed in Somalia hotel attack, police say

Gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia’s seaside capital Saturday, taking guests hostage and “shooting at everyone they could see,” before security forces pursued the grenade-throwing assailants to the top floor …