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Suicide bombing ‘kills 16’ in Somali capital

Mogadishu, Dec 11, 2016 (AFP) -At least 16 people died early Sunday in a suicide truck bombing outside the busy sea port of the Somali capital Mogadishu, the director of the ambulance service said. “We assisted 48 wounded people and carried 16 others who were killed in the blast,” said …

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Somali pirates free 26 hostages held for nearly five years

Nairobi, Oct 22, 2016 (AFP) -Somali pirates have freed 26 Asian hostages held for nearly five years after the hijacking of their fishing vessel, the last commercial ship seized at the height of the country’s piracy scourge, negotiators said Saturday. The crew of the Naham 3, the second longest held …

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11 dead, 50,000 displaced in week of Somali bloodshed – Intermittent fighting continues: OCHA

MOGADISHU, Oct 16, (AFP): A week of violent clashes between rival forces in northern Somalia has killed 11 people and forced more than 50,000 to flee, the UN humanitarian agency said on Saturday. Tensions between the rival regions of Puntland and Galmudug soared last month after Galmudug said 13 of …

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Australia seizes huge weapons haul heading for Somalia: Navy

NAIROBI, March 7, (Agencies): An Australian Navy ship has seized a huge cache of weapons near Oman’s coast from a fishing vessel bound for Somalia, the navy said on Monday, exposing a possible violation of a UN Security Council arms embargo. The United Nations has a decades-long arms embargo in …

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Somali president claims 200 Kenyans killed in Jan 15 raid – Mortar attack near palace kills 4 in Magadishu

MOGADISHU, Feb 26, (RTRS): As many as 200 soldiers were killed in an attack on a Kenyan military camp in Somalia by al Shebab Islamists last month, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud told a television station, although Kenya rejected the figure. Kenyan authorities have refused to give a death toll …

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Explosion forces plane to make emergency landing in Somalia – One killed, two slightly wounded

MOGADISHU, Feb 3, (Agencies): A man was killed in an explosion on an Airbus A321 that made a hole in the fuselage and forced the plane to return to the Somali capital of Mogadishu to make an emergency landing, officials said on Wednesday. Somalia’s civil aviation director, Abdiwahid Omar, told …

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Don’t let Syria be a ‘Somalia’

STARTING from Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and then Libya and Yemen, the United States of America has shouldered the responsibility of maintaining security and stability in these countries — besides helping their citizens get rid of dictators who ruled them to pave way for the establishment of democratic ruling regimes. Yet, …

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Islamist al Shebab attacks Somali hotel – At least 13 killed

MOGADISHU, Nov 1, (RTRS): Security forces in the Somali capital fought for several hours on Sunday before clearing a hotel of Islamist al Shebab gunmen who had stormed the building after two bombs ripped into it, police and witnesses said. At least 13 people were killed. Al Shebab, which has …

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