Three dead following bomb attack by Islamist group al Shabaab in Somalia’s capital city

Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it was responsible for a bomb blast on Wednesday near the presidential palace and other government buildings in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu that city authorities said had killed three people. The attack appeared to be part of an intensified campaign over the past two weeks by the al Qaeda ally… Read More Three dead following bomb attack by Islamist group al Shabaab in Somalia’s capital city

Twenty-six killed, dozens injured as Islamist insurgents attack hotel in Somalia

Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians were among 26 people killed when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the Somali port city of Kismayo, officials said on Saturday, the deadliest attack in the city since insurgents were driven out in 2012. A car bomb exploded at the hotel in the southern port city while local… Read More Twenty-six killed, dozens injured as Islamist insurgents attack hotel in Somalia

Central Mogadishu in pandemonium as al-Shabaab militants attack government ministry building

Central Mogadishu was shaken on Saturday by a car bomb blast at a government ministry building, with Islamist group al-Shabaab claiming responsibility for the attack in the Somali capital. “The first blast took place at the Ministry of Labor … there are also other ministry buildings near the scene. It was a suicide car bomb… Read More Central Mogadishu in pandemonium as al-Shabaab militants attack government ministry building

Soldier killed as he intercepts suicide bomber from attacking mosque in Somalia

A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a mosque in the centre of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing a soldier, police said, and Islamist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack. Police spokesman Major Mohamed Hussein said the bomber had wanted to target a commander of Somalia’s prisons department who was praying… Read More Soldier killed as he intercepts suicide bomber from attacking mosque in Somalia

Several casualties as car bomb attack rocks Somali capital

An explosion caused a number of casualties in the south of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, a government official said. Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab said it was a car bomb targeting a building housing government officials. “We heard a huge explosion in Wadajir district, there are some casualties, but the number is unknown,” Abifutah… Read More Several casualties as car bomb attack rocks Somali capital

Suicide bomb attack in the capital city of Somalia leaves 39 dead, dozens injured

A car bomb ripped through a market in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing 39 people and injuring around 50, a local official said, days after Somalia elected a new president. The car was driven by a suicide bomber, said Ahmed Abdulle Afrax, the mayor of Wadajir district where the bombing happened. “We carried 39 dead bodies… Read More Suicide bomb attack in the capital city of Somalia leaves 39 dead, dozens injured