Five dead as blast hits bus carrying soccer team in southern Somalia

An explosive planted on a bus carrying soccer players in Somalia’s port city of Kismayo killed at least five players, a police officer said on Friday. “We have confirmed five deaths and more than 12 injuries and we still have some players missing,” Captain Ahmed Farah said from Kismayo. It was not immediately clear who… Read More Five dead as blast hits bus carrying soccer team in southern Somalia

At least eight dead following suicide bombing in Somalia

A suicide car bomb targeting a government convoy exploded at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital on Saturday, killing at least eight people, an eyewitness said. The convoy was carrying senior police official Farhan Qarole, who survived the attack, the government news agency reported. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but… Read More At least eight dead following suicide bombing in Somalia

At least twenty dead, several injured following suicide car bombing outside restaurant in Somalia

At least 20 people were killed and 30 wounded by a suicide car bomb just outside a restaurant near the port in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu late on Friday, an emergency services official said. The blast sent plumes of smoke into the sky and triggered gunfire, witnesses and state-owned media reported. “So far we have carried… Read More At least twenty dead, several injured following suicide car bombing outside restaurant in Somalia

Six dead, eight injured following suicide bomb attack at ice-cream parlour in Somalia

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing six people and wounding eight, an official said. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the blast, but the Islamist insurgent group al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings in the capital and elsewhere. The group… Read More Six dead, eight injured following suicide bomb attack at ice-cream parlour in Somalia

Eight dead, fourteen injured as explosin rocks military base in Somalia

A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 14, emergency workers said. Soldiers opened fire after the explosion which sent clouds of smoke into the sky, said Halima Abdisalan, a mother of three who lives near the area. “We ran… Read More Eight dead, fourteen injured as explosin rocks military base in Somalia

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