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US drone strike in Somalia against al-Shabaab kills ‘several’

The United States military said on Saturday it has carried out a new drone strike against the al-Shabaab extremist group in Somalia, killing "several" militants.

Somali authorities ban movement of trucks, tankers after attacks

Somali authorities imposed a daytime ban on Monday on the movement of large trucks and road tankers inside the capital Mogadishu in an attempt to improve security following a wave of devastating attacks by militants.

Somalia truck bomb death toll jumps to 358

Somalia's deadliest ever attack, a truck bomb in the capital Mogadishu, has now killed 358 people with 228 more injured, the government said late Friday, a major jump in the fatality toll.

Somalia in desperate need for blood donations for survivors of truck bombing – Abdirahman...

Somalia is in desperate need for blood donations for survivors of a truck bombing in the capital Mogadishu, Information Minister Abdirahman Osman has said.

Death toll rises to 276 in Somalia explosion

Death toll in the bombing in Somalia has risen to 276, according to official figures.


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