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Somalia: At least 14 killed in twin bomb attacks in Mogadishu


September 22nd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least fourteen people were killed in a twin suicide bomb attack in the Somali capital, local authorities said Thursday.The attack occurred at the popular Village Restaurant ... Read more...

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14 killed in Somalia suicide bombing


September 21st, 2012 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 21 (IANS) At least 14 people, including three journalists and a number of Somali government officials, were killed and many others injured in two suicide bombings at a ... Read more...

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UAE bakery feeds 5,000 Somali families a day


July 9th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, July 8 (IANS/WAM) A bakery in Mogadishu run by a charity organisation from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) provides bread for 5,000 families every day at refugee ... Read more...

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UAE charity digs wells in Somalia


June 8th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Ajman, June 7 (IANS/WAM) A charity organisation from Ajman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has dug up 62 wells in drought-hit areas of Somalia.The Human Appeal International dug up ... Read more...

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9,000 displaced in Somalia violence


May 27th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, May 26 (IANS) At least 9,200 people have been displaced in a fierce battle raging between the coalition forces and the insurgents near the Somali capital, the UN refugee ... Read more...

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Journalist shot dead in Somalia - sixth this year


May 24th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, May 24 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen Thursday shot dead a reporter working with a radio station here in the Somali capital, the sixth journalist to be killed in the country ... Read more...

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Somalia car bomb kills 10 at a cafe


February 9th, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mogadishu, Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Islamic group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility of the bomb blast in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. The police has confirmed that 10 people were killed ... Read more...

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Drone crashes near Somalia refugee camp


February 4th, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Feb 4 (IANS) An unidentified drone crashed near a camp for displaced people in the outskirts of Somali capital Mogadishu, Xinhua reported."A drone or unmanned aerial craft crashed near ... Read more...

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UAE builds hospital in Somalia


November 9th, 2011 - 7:33 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 9 (IANS/WAM) A hospital for women and children built by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Somali capital Mogadishu will be completed soon, officials said.The al-Hanan Hospital ... Read more...

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Somali President condemns Mogadishu attack


October 5th, 2011 - 4:59 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Oct 5 (IANS) Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has strongly condemned Tuesday's suicide attack in Mogadishu in which 70 people died and 150 suffered injuries.The attack occurred when ... Read more...

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65 dead in Somali car bombing


October 4th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Oct 4 (IANS) At least 65 people were killed Tuesday when a suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives near the education ministry in this Somali capital, Xinhua ... Read more...

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One dead in UN agency blast in Somalia


September 24th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 24 (IANS) One person was killed Saturday when a bomb accidentally went off in a vehicle at the office of a UN agency involved in land mine removal ... Read more...

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UNSC asks Somali groups to join governance meet


August 16th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS) The UN Security Council, chaired by India, has urged all Somali groups to participate in next month's consultative meeting to work out an agreed roadmap ... Read more...

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Al-Shabaab militants withdraw from Somali capital


August 7th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU (BNO NEWS) -- The Somali militant group Al-Shabaab on Saturday retreated from the country's war-ravaged capital following fierce clashes with government forces and their allies.Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said ... Read more...

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UAE launches relief programme in Somalia


July 31st, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, July 30 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Saturday launched first phase of an urgent massive humanitarian programme to assist victims of drought in the Horn of Africa, especially SomaliaThe UAE relief ... Read more...

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Pope sends 50,000 euro for famine relief in Somalia


July 21st, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, July 21 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI has sent 50,000 euro (around $71,000) to Somalia to be used as aid for millions of people starving because of drought.The pope ... Read more...

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Somalia jails six foreigners for carrying ransom money


June 19th, 2011 - 5:09 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, June 19 (IANS) A court in the Somali capital has sentenced six foreigners - including two Americans and two Britons - to at least 10 years in jail after ... Read more...

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17 killed in Mogadishu fighting


June 3rd, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, June 2 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and many others injured in fierce battles between Somali government forces and Islamist insurgents Thursday over control of the ... Read more...

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10 dead in suicide blast at Mogadishu airport


September 9th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 9 (DPA) A suicide blast at the airport of Somali capital Mogadishu Thursday killed at least 10 people, witnesses said. Witnesses said they saw a bomber drive up to the main ... Read more...

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15 killed in bomb blast in Somalia (Lead)


September 1st, 2010 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 1 (IANS) At least fifteen people were killed and more than 30 injured Tuesday after a roadside bomb explosion hit two passenger buses in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials and ... Read more...

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Roadside bomb kills eight in Somalia


September 1st, 2010 - 2:00 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Sep 1 (DPA) A roadside bomb has killed eight people and injured 12 in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the Horn of Africa nation's information ministry said Tuesday. Nobody claimed immediate responsibility for ... Read more...

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Four peacekeepers killed in Somalia


August 30th, 2010 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Aug 30 (DPA) Four African Union peacekeepers were among 10 people killed in the Somali capital Mogadishu Monday as the Horn of Africa nation's president called for help against a growing ... Read more...

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15 dead, 25 injured in fresh clashes in Somalia


August 28th, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Aug 28 (DPA) At least 15 civilians died and 25 others were wounded in a heavy fighting in the Somali capital Mogadishu overnight, officials said Saturday. The clashes are between Islamist insurgents ... Read more...

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UN condemns killings in Somalia


August 25th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 24 (DPA) The UN Security Council Tuesday condemned in "the strongest terms" the attack that killed politicians and civilians in a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu. The 15-nation ... Read more...

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10 politicians among 42 dead in Somalia clashes (Lead)


August 24th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu/Nairobi, Aug 24 (DPA) At least 42 people, including ten lawmakers, have died in fighting in the Somali capital Mogadishu after Islamist insurgents declared "a final war" against African Union (AU) peacekeepers. Radical ... Read more...

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40 civilians killed in Somalia fighting


August 24th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 40 civilians were killed and 106 injured in fighting between insurgents and government troops in the Somali capital of Mogadishu since Monday, media reports said Tuesday. "The ... Read more...

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Uganda bomb blast shows Al Shabaab’s intent to attack the US homeland


July 13th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jul 13 (ANI): The killing of Nate Henn, an American aid volunteer along with 74 people in Uganda bomb blast, has raised new concerns about Al Shabaab's intent to attack ... Read more...

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20 dead in Mogadishu fighting


June 19th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu/Nairobi, June 19 (DPA) Heavy fighting between government troops and radical Islamist rebels have left at least 20 dead and dozens injured in fighting since Friday night in the Somali capital of ... Read more...

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Somalian Al-Qaeda aligned terror outfit looking to recruit American citizens


June 7th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): Somalia is fast becoming a hotbed for breeding American-born terrorists, who subsequently end up pointing the gun at their own country.The impoverished country has been cast into the ... Read more...

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New Jersey men arrested at airport on terrorism charges


June 6th, 2010 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Newark (US), June 6 (IANS) Two New Jersey men who wanted to kill US troops were arrested at the John F. Kennedy International Airport as they boarded flights to join a terrorist ... Read more...

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23 killed, dozens injured in Somalia fighting


June 3rd, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, June 3 (DPA) At least 23 people have been killed and 61 injured in fighting between Islamist insurgents and African Union-backed government forces in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials said Thursday. Fighters ... Read more...

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13 killed in Somali violence


May 23rd, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, May 23 (IANS) Thirteen people were killed and 30 injured in clashes between Islamist insurgents and government forces backed by African Union peacekeepers in the Somali capital Sunday, witnesses and hospital ... Read more...

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26 die after attack on Somali parliament


May 17th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, May 17 (DPA) At least 26 people have died in the Somali capital Mogadishu after insurgents attacked the parliament building, an official said Monday. Islamist insurgent group al-Shabaab, which is battling to ... Read more...

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34 killed in Somali mosque blasts


May 2nd, 2010 - 5:52 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, May 2 (IANS) At least 34 people were killed and 70 wounded when two powerful blasts ripped through a packed mosque in the Somali capital Saturday, Xinhua reported. Dozens of bodies lay ... Read more...

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35 die in explosions at mosque of Somali capital


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:55 am ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- Twin explosions struck a mosque on Saturday in the Somali capital, killing 35 and wounding more than 50 others, media reports said.The explosions took place near the ... Read more...

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