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 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

Bomb explosion, gunfire heard as security forces clash with Islamist militants in Somalia

Nine people died after al Qaeda-linked Islamist insurgents stormed a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, battling security forces until the early hours of Monday, a police spokesman said. A suicide car bombing on Sunday evening was followed by a shootout between al Shabaab militants and security forces at the Hotel Afrik. “The operation is… Read More Bomb explosion, gunfire heard as security forces clash with Islamist militants in Somalia

Several casualties recorded following car bomb attack outside military base in Somalia

Three Somali special forces soldiers were killed and a U.S. officer was seriously wounded in a car bomb on Monday outside the force’s base in the country’s south, a regional Somali government official said. Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab said they were behind the attack and put the number of dead at 20. A Somali soldier… Read More Several casualties recorded following car bomb attack outside military base 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

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

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

Four dead as car bomb attack rocks military base in Somalia

A car bomb targeting senior officials leaving a military base in Mogadishu killed at least four people and destroyed a minibus carrying civilians, the Somali military said on Sunday. Al Shabaab, which is carrying out increasingly deadly bombings despite losing most of its territory to African Union peacekeepers supporting the Somali government, was behind the… Read More Four dead as car bomb attack rocks military base in Somalia