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11 killed in Somalia hotel attack claimed by Al-Shabaab

Witnesses said the attack began with a heavy explosion and people ran from the area as gunfire could be heard from the hotel, which is frequented by government officials.
Emergency vehicles are seen at a cordoned off area near the site of a blast at the Elite Hotel in Lido beach in Mogadishu, Somalia on August 16, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
Emergency vehicles are seen at a cordoned off area near the site of a blast at the Elite Hotel in Lido beach in Mogadishu, Somalia on August 16, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 06:12 AM IST
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Mogadishu | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Five killed in hotel attack in Somali capital: Police

All five jihadist fighters who stormed the hotel also died during the evening assault claimed by the al-Shabaab Islamist group, a police statement said.
Five people were killed in a jihadist attack on a hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu(REUTERS)
Five people were killed in a jihadist attack on a hotel in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 11, 2019 10:25 AM IST
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Mogadishu | ByAgence France-Presse

11 killed, 25 injured as blasts rock Somalia capital, Al-Qaida-linked group claims responsibility

The al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the blasts.
A pair of explosions rocked Somalia’s capital and left 11 people dead.(AP Photo)
A pair of explosions rocked Somalia’s capital and left 11 people dead.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2019 04:45 AM IST
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Mogadishu | ByPress Trust of India

15 killed as Somalia bomb hits restaurant at lunchtime

Security officials and witnesses reported bodies strewn on the ground as plumes of smoke rose high into the air after the bomb detonated on Mogadishu’s Maka Al-Mukarama road, one of the seaside capital’s main thoroughfares, an area busy with businesses and travellers.
At least 15 people died when a bomb exploded on a busy street and ripped into a nearby restaurant in Somalia’s capital on Thursday.(AP)
At least 15 people died when a bomb exploded on a busy street and ripped into a nearby restaurant in Somalia’s capital on Thursday.(AP)
Updated on Mar 28, 2019 09:35 PM IST
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Mogadishu | ByAgence France-Presse

16 killed in suicide car bombing near Somalia’s presidential palace

Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the bomber targeted a military checkpoint near the rear entrance of the heavily fortified palace.
Police in Somalia say a suicide car bombing near the presidential palace has killed at least six people and wounded several others.(AP/ Representative Image)
Police in Somalia say a suicide car bombing near the presidential palace has killed at least six people and wounded several others.(AP/ Representative Image)
Updated on Dec 22, 2018 05:40 PM IST
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Mogadishu, Somalia | ByAssociated Press

Death toll from Mogadishu bombings climbs to 41

Twin car bombs exploded within moments of each other, followed by gunfire and a third blast near a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, sending thick plumes of black smoke into the sky.
People rescue a wounded person following three blasts of suicide bomb car attacks in Mogadishu on November 9, 2018.(AFP Photo)
People rescue a wounded person following three blasts of suicide bomb car attacks in Mogadishu on November 9, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Nov 11, 2018 12:00 PM IST
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Mogadishu | ByAgence France-Presse

World Boxing Championships: Ramla Ali hopes to change ‘ringside’ view of Somalia

Capital Mogadishu was engulfed in strife when Ramla Ali, barely two-years-old, and her family had to flee to Kenya on a boat.
Somalian boxer Ramla Ali practices for the upcoming 'AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships 2018' at IG Stadium in New Delhi.(AP)
Somalian boxer Ramla Ali practices for the upcoming 'AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships 2018' at IG Stadium in New Delhi.(AP)
Updated on Nov 10, 2018 12:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAvishek Roy

Suicide car bombers kill at least 17 in Somalia

Guards at Hotel Sahafi and CID officers opened fire after the blasts, police said.
Smoke billows from the scene of an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia November 9, 2018.(REUTERS)
Smoke billows from the scene of an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia November 9, 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 09, 2018 11:46 PM IST
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Mogadishu | ByReuters

Suicide bomb attack at district headquarters in Somali capital kills 4

This is the second such attack on a district headquarters in Somali’s capital this month. The Howlwadag district headquarters was targeted on September 2 and at least six people were killed.
Jubaland forces and Somali residents stand near the site of a suicide car bomb attack near a military training base in the port town Kismayu.(Representative Image/Reuters Photo)
Jubaland forces and Somali residents stand near the site of a suicide car bomb attack near a military training base in the port town Kismayu.(Representative Image/Reuters Photo)
Published on Sep 10, 2018 02:42 PM IST
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Nairobi, Kenya | ByAssociated Press

Suicide car bombing in Somalia’s capital kills at least 3

At least three people were killed, including a child, after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital.
A Somali soldier walks near the wreckage of vehicles at the scene of a blast outside the compound of a district headquarters in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday.(AP)
A Somali soldier walks near the wreckage of vehicles at the scene of a blast outside the compound of a district headquarters in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Sunday.(AP)
Updated on Sep 02, 2018 03:39 PM IST
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Gunmen kidnap German nurse working for Red Cross in Somali capital

While abductions and killings of Somali aid workers are common in the country, the targeting of foreign workers has become far less frequent in recent years as security has improved.
Somali soldiers look at the body of an alleged al-Shabaab fighter shot dead by security forces at the site of a car bombing in Mogadishu last month. The al-Qaeda affiliate regularly launch attacks in Mogadishu and elsewhere.(AFP/File Photo)
Somali soldiers look at the body of an alleged al-Shabaab fighter shot dead by security forces at the site of a car bombing in Mogadishu last month. The al-Qaeda affiliate regularly launch attacks in Mogadishu and elsewhere.(AFP/File Photo)
Published on May 03, 2018 10:43 AM IST
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