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Four civilians, soldier killed as jihadists attack army base

Four civilians and a soldier were killed when heavily-armed Somali jihadists attacked an army base north of the capital, military sources and witnesses said Thursday.
Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.

At least five dead in car bomb attack

At least five people were killed and several wounded when a car bomb was detonated on Monday outside a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a security officer and witnesses said.
Somali forces have brought to an end an all-night siege on a hotel in which at least 26 people were killed.

26 killed in deadly Kismayo hotel siege

At least 26 people, including several foreigners, were killed and 56 injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a popular hotel in southern Somalia, a top regional official said Saturday.

Shell, Exxon Mobil eye re-entry into Somalia’s upstream sector

Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil are looking to reenter the market in Somalia ahead of an oil block bid round taking place later this year, the country’s oil ministry said in a statement.
The US army has carried out at least 10 airstrikes in Somalia this year targeting al-Shabab fighters [Al Jazeera]

Police: Nine civilians killed in Somalia revenge attack

Nine civilians were executed by a local militia in war-torn Somalia after the killing of a policeman by the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, police said Saturday.
Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.

Former minister among five killed in car bomb

A former Somali foreign minister was among five killed Wednesday when a car bomb exploded in the capital Mogadishu, according to the country's information minister.

Rights groups protest against Kenya’s plan to close Dadaab camp

A quarter of a million Somali refugees face violence back home if Kenya continues with plans to shut the vast Dadaab camp, rights groups warned Thursday.

Somalia vows crackdown after siege that killed 20

At least 20 people died in an attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu, which saw Al-Shabaab insurgents battling security forces for nearly 24 hours before the siege ended, officials said Saturday.

Pentagon: US strike in Somalia kills 35 ‘terrorists’

US forces have conducted an air strike in Somalia that killed 35 Al-Shabaab militants, officials said Monday, in the latest in a string of attacks against the Al-Qaeda affiliate.

Four in court over slaughter of 148 people at university

A Kenyan court on Tuesday acquitted one suspect and ruled four others have a case to answer for the 2015 slaughter of 148 people at a university.
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Canadian citizen, four others in court over Nairobi hotel attack

Five suspects, including a Canadian citizen, appeared in a Kenyan court on Friday in connection with an Islamist attack on a Nairobi hotel complex that left 21 dead.
Nairobi attack

Terrified civilians hide, send farewells, during Nairobi siege

When an explosion and gunfire rang out at an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi, people hid under desks, cowered in bathrooms or hunkered down in their cars, some of them all through the 20-hour siege.
This image taken from an AFP TV footage shows people in a street as a gunfight was underway following a blast at a hotel and office complex in a leafy Nairobi neighbourhood on January 15, 2019. – A blast at the DusitD2 compound, which includes a hotel and several office buildings housing international companies, was heard from AFP’s offices some five kilometres (three miles) away. (Photo by Raphael AMBASU / AFP)

Explosion, gunfire at Nairobi hotel and office complex

A gunfight was underway following a blast at a hotel and office complex in a leafy Nairobi neighbourhood Tuesday, an AFP reporter and a witness said.
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Somalia tells UN not to interfere after expelling envoy

Somalia on Thursday told the UN Security Council not to interfere in its national affairs after expelling a UN envoy who questioned the government's decision to arrest an al-Shabaab defector running for election.
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Three wounded in mortar attack on Somalia UN base

Three people were wounded when gunmen fired a barrage of mortars that landed inside the main United Nations base in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, the UN said on Tuesday.
A Somali security officer stands at the scene of a car bombing attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, on December 22, 2018. Mohamed ABDIWAHAB - AFP

Death roll from Somali bombing rises to 20

The death toll from a double car-bomb attack near the presidential palace in Somalia rose to 20 on Sunday, police said.

Somalia blasts kill seven near presidential palace

Seven people were killed Saturday in a double car bomb attack claimed by the jihadist Shabaab group near the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said.

At least 10 killed in Mogadishu blasts

At least 10 people were killed Friday in blasts that occurred near a popular hotel and the police headquarters in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said.

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