Police have said that 25 people, mostly civilians died in the two car bomb blasts, with over 80 injured - this as a gun battle is raging between militant group Al-Shabaab and the Somali army.
Death Toll From Car Bombs in Somali Capital Jumps to 25
Shabelle, 1 March 2019
The death toll from an Al Shabaab suicide car bombings at a Mogadishu hotels rose to 25 with 80 wounded, police said on Friday, as a gun battle raged at the site of the blast… Read more »
Two Suicide Bombs Claim at Least 15 in Mogadishu
VOA, 1 March 2019
Two suicide car bombs exploded in Mogadishu on Thursday evening, killing at least 15 people, a Somali official told VOA. Read more »
Thousands of Somalis Fled Conflict and Insecurity in 2018
Shabelle, 28 February 2019
The number of civilians who fled their homes up 30 percent from the previous year according to newly-released figures. Read more »
Al-Shabaab Raids AU Military Base in Southern Somalia - Casualties Reported
A heavy battle erupted in the southern town of Qoryoley in Lower Shabelle region after armed militants launched an assault on African Union military base on Wednesday night. Read more »
Huge Explosion Heard in Downtown Mogadishu
A powerful explosion was heard in the heart of Mogadishu on Thursday night, at around 9:00 p.m. local time, witnesses said. The deafening blast happened when a car laden with… Read more »
Scores Feared Dead As Heavy Explosion Rock Mogadishu's Busy Street
Dalsan Radio, 28 February 2019
Scores of people were feared dead Thursday night after a heavy explosion rocked several buildings along the busy Maka Al Mukarama Road in Mogadishu. Read more »
Surge in People Fleeing Violence May Lead to Catastrophe - Aid Agency
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 28 February 2019
Conflict and insecurity forced 320,000 people in Somalia to flee their homes last year - a surge of almost 60 percent on the previous year, a leading aid agency said on Thursday,… Read more »
Twin incidents of terrorism have shaken Somalia. In the first, Paul Anthony Formosa, a Maltese national who was the manager of the port of Bosaso in semi-autonomous Puntland, was ... Read more »
Al-Shabaab militants had launched a surprise dawn attack on Saturday at the base near Bula Gudud village. The U.S. Africa Command says in a revenge attack, it targeted a site in ... Read more »
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