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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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Suicide bombers killed at Somalian assembly meet venue


August 1st, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Aug 1 (IANS) At least two suicide bombers were shot dead in Mogadishu when they approached a venue of the Somalia's National Constituent Assembly meeting Wednesday.A policeman was also ... 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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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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Tough to control piracy: Minister


April 23rd, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) Expressing concern over increasing piracy in the sea off Somalia, Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur Saturday said it was difficult to control the ... Read more...

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Canadian naval commander warned of Somalia’s ‘collusion’ with pirates: Wikileaks


February 7th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa (Canada), Feb.7 (ANI): Whistle-blowing web site WikiLeaks has revealed that a Canadian navy commander had warned about a collusion between Somali pirates and the transitional Somali government that's being backed by ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda bans men and women from shaking hands


January 10th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 10 (IANS) Militants linked to terror outfit Al Qaeda have banned "unrelated" Somalian men and women from shaking hands, speaking or walking together in public, a media report said Monday.The ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda linked group claims Mogadishu suicide blasts


September 10th, 2010 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 10 (IANS/AKI) Al-Qaeda-linked insurgent group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack Thursday at Mogadishu airport. At least 13 people were killed and scores were wounded when two explosives-filled ... Read more...

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At least six dead in car bombing at Somalia airport


September 9th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by BNO News
MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least six people have died after a suicide car bomb exploded at the Adden Adde International Airport in the capital of Somalia on Thursday.Flames and heavy ... 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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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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18 dead in Somalia violence


June 19th, 2010 - 6:37 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, June 19 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and 25 wounded after fighting erupted between Islamist fighters and Somali government forces in Mogadishu Friday, officials said. The clashes broke out in ... 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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30 killed in fresh fighting in Somalia


March 11th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, March 11 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed and 83 injured Thursday as fierce fighting continued between government forces backed by African Union peacekeeping troops and Islamist insurgents in the ... Read more...

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U.S. aiding Somalia for major offensive to retake its capital


March 6th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Mogadishu (Somalia), Mar 6(ANI): The United States is aiding the Somali Government, which is preparing a major offensive to finally reassert its control over its capital and bring order to a country ... Read more...

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Five killed in fresh Somali clashes


February 1st, 2010 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Feb 1 (IANS) Five people were killed and more than 50 injured in heavy exchange of fire between Islamic insurgents and security forces in the Somali capital, officials said. The government forces ... Read more...

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20 killed in Somali violence


January 8th, 2010 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Jan 8 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed and more than 40 wounded when African Union peacekeeping forces and Islamist insurgents exchanged heavy fire here Thursday, officials said. Most of the ... Read more...

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Somali rebel leader calls for more attacks on peacekeeping forces


September 21st, 2009 - 4:18 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Sep 21 (Xinhua) The radical Islamist rebel leader of Somalia, Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, has called for more suicide attacks against forces of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping Mission in Somalia ... Read more...

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Four arrested at Australian army base for role in suicide attack plot


August 4th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne/Sydney, Aug.4 (ANI): Four men have been arrested and several more are being questioned over an alleged plot to launch a suicide shootout attack at an Australian Army base.The Australian newspaper ... Read more...

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Situation in Somalia matter of deep concern: UN chief


July 24th, 2009 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 24 (Xinhua) Repeated attempts to overthrow the transitional Somali government are a source of deep concern, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said, calling on the global community to help ... Read more...

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15 killed in Somali clashes


July 12th, 2009 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, July 12 (Xinhua) At least 15 people, including the security head of Mogadishu, were killed and 43 others injured in clashes between the security forces and Islamic militants in the Somali ... Read more...

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Somali government declares state of emergency


June 23rd, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, June 23 (Xinhua) The Somali government has declared a state of emergency in the war torn country as government forces battled insurgents. "The Somali government decided to impose a state of emergency ... Read more...

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Over 67,000 displaced in latest Somali violence, says UN


May 27th, 2009 - 4:59 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, May 27 (Xinhua) More than 67,000 people have been displaced in the escalating violence in the Somali capital, as the military intensified their operations against the Islamic militants, who fired mortar ... Read more...

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Clinton’s new tactics to counter pirates include snatching their booty


April 16th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr 16 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced new plans to battle the pirates in Gulf of Aden, which includes snatching their stolen booty, as the war ... Read more...

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American Al Qaeda holds rare news conference in Somalia


April 6th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.6 (ANI): Two young Americans who left their homes to join an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group in Somalia held a rare "press conference" in Southern Somalia on Monday, saying they want ... Read more...

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FBI may use jihadist video to solve Somali-American terror case


April 3rd, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): A 30-minute video posted this week on a jihadist Web site may be used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to solve a terror-related case involving Somali-Americans.According ... Read more...

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US homegrown Somali radicals back after terror mission


March 20th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): Many of the Somali-American men who were recruited to join an al Qaeda-linked terrorist group have returned to the United States, but the FBI still has not ... Read more...

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UN urges new Somali government to settle conflict


February 4th, 2009 - 3:22 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 4 (DPA) The United Nations Security Council Tuesday welcomed the new Somali government of President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, and urged him to reach a political settlement in the ... Read more...

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Insurgents impose Islamic law in Somali town


January 28th, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi/Mogadishu, Jan 28 (DPA) Somali insurgents have installed strict Islamic law in Baidoa, the seat of the Somali government, after taking control of the town.Main insurgent group al-Shabaab took over the town ... Read more...

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Somali President sacks PM amid growing row


December 14th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Dec 14 (Xinhua) Somali President Abdulahi Yusuf Ahmed Sunday sacked Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein, accusing him of incompetence, embezzlement and mismanagement. The two senior Somali leaders have been in deep ... Read more...

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Shelling kills 16 in Somali capital


December 5th, 2008 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Dec 5 (Xinhua) Sixteen people were killed and more than 20 others wounded Friday when artillery shells hit several areas in northeastern part of the Somali capital, witnesses and health officials ... Read more...

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