Somalia: 4 killed in Mogadishu suicide blast ahead of presidential vote

Somali police say at least four people have been killed by a suicide explosion that targeted a checkpoint near the airport in the capital, Mogadishu. “I saw four people dead at the scene. Two of them were government soldiers who Read More …

Somalia: Dozens of people, including a lawmaker killed in Beledweyne and Mogadishu attacks

The leader of Somalia’s Hirshabelle region says dozens of people were killed Wednesday in attacks in the city of Beledweyne, including a member of the Somali parliament. Several more people died when militants opened fire at an airport in Somalia’s Read More …

Somalia: Five killed as gunfire, explosions rock Mogadishu

Al-Shabab fighters have attacked several police stations and security checkpoints in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, officials and the armed group said – a show of force as the country prepares to hold a long-delayed presidential election. State television on Wednesday reported Read More …

Somalia: Several killed in attack targeting election delegates in Mogadishu

A suicide bomber targeting a minibus full of delegates involved in Somalia’s parliamentary elections killed at least six people in Mogadishu, the ambulance service said, as the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab armed group claimed responsibility for the attack. The blast occurred early Read More …

Somalia: At least four people including three police officers injured in a roadside bomb explosion in Mogadishu

At least four people including three police officers were injured in a roadside bomb targeted at the vehicle of Mogadishu’s Karan district police Commander Maj. Salad Arale. The commander survived the attack. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Read More …

Somalia: Bomb blast kills at least 6 in the Middle Shabelle region

At least six people were killed and more than 10 others wounded in Somalia when a bombing targeted a teashop on Monday afternoon in the Middle Shabelle region, officials said. The attack took place in the town of Qalimow, located Read More …

Somali government spokesperson wounded in suicide bomb attack

Somalia’s government spokesperson was wounded on Sunday in an explosion at a road junction set off by a suicide bomber in the capital Mogadishu, police and the national news agency said. The al Qaeda-linked Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, in comments Read More …

Somalia: Al-Shabaab claims car bomb attack in Mogadishu

A car bomb exploded on a road leading to the airport in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, killing at least eight people, the head of the city’s ambulance services said. Mogadishu resident Mohamed Osman said the shock of the Read More …

Somalia: Blast in Jubaland kills senior spy officer

At least four soldiers, including a district security chief, were killed and three others wounded in a bomb blast in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu late on Saturday night. A vehicle carrying security personnel was targeted with a remote-controlled improvised explosive device Read More …