al-shabab-somalia

Bus bomb leaves 20 dead near Mogadishu

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A roadside bomb hit a passenger minibus near the Somali capital Mogadishu early Thursday, with witnesses putting the death toll at 15. Police officer Nur Hassan was...
Uganda Peoples Defense Forces

Uganda Defense Forces dispatched additional soldiers to Somalia

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The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces dispatched additional 1,440 soldiers to serve in Somalia under the African Union Somalia Mission (AMISOM). Henry Abbo deputy army spokesman...
Gunmen in major attack on Somalia’s presidential palace/AFP

Al Shabaab launched attack on Somalia’s presidential palace

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Mogadishu - Somalia’s Islamist Al Shabaab rebels launched a major bomb attack and armed assault against the country’s presidential palace late Tuesday, penetrating the...

Car Bomb Hits Somalia Hospital Killing a Doctor and Nurse

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A bomb hidden in a doctor's car exploded in a hospital parking lot in the Somali capital Wednesday, killing the doctor and a nurse...

10 killed in fresh clan clashes in Somalia

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Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed on Tuesday called for an immediate ceasefire between two clan militias in Hiran region after renewed clashes in...
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau

Boko Haram Trades Terrorist Tactics With Somalia’s Al Shabaab

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Boko Haram is trading tips with other terrorist groups in Somalia as it plows on with a bloody campaign to carve out an Islamic...
Somali soldiers check the wreckage of a car bomb by the main gate outside the presidential palace in Mogadishu on July 9, 2014. [Abdulfitah Hashi Nor/AFP]

Security chiefs sacked after al-Shabaab attacks Villa Somalia

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Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud sacked his police and intelligence chiefs Wednesday (July 9th) after al-Shabaab fighters launched an assault against the presidential palace...

Somali pirates freed 11 Sailors that were held captive for 4...

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Nairobi - Eleven sailors mostly from Asia held hostage for almost four years by Somali pirates have been freed and are safe on their...
U.N. special representative for Somalia Nicholas Kay

U.N. – Somalia could slide backwards if world loses interest

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Hard-won security gains in Somalia could be undermined unless the rest of the world steps up support to improve Somalis' lives,...
Police say the suicide bomber was prevented from approaching the heavily guarded parliament

Suicide car bomb kills four near Somalia parliament

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A suicide car bomb has killed at least four people near Somalia's parliament, police and Somali media say. Reports say the bomb went off...
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