Mogadishu

Suspected Car Bomb Kills at least 10 People in Somali Capital

By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU, Nov 26 – A suspected car bomb killed at least 10 people when it exploded at a police checkpoint next to a busy market in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday, police and witnesses said. Reuters witnesses saw several bodies at the scene of the blast near the

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Somalia’s PM says Secures Ceasefire Between two Warring Regions

MOGADISHU, Nov 19 – Somalia’s prime minister said on Saturday he had secured a ceasefire between two warring regions in the Horn of Africa nation, two weeks after a peace deal collapsed leading to fighting that killed at least 29 people. The Galmudug and Puntland semi-autonomous regions have a history of clashes and the latest

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HBO Drama Thrusts Minneapolis Somalis Into Unwanted Spotlight

By Timothy Mclaughlin Oct 30 – An HBO television drama created by an Oscar-winning director and a Canadian-Somali rapper has infuriated many in Minnesota’s Somali community who say the show will perpetuate unfair stereotypes of Muslims. Touted as a window into the lives of Somalis in Minneapolis adjusting to life in the U.S. Midwestern city,

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Suicide Bombers Kill Seven at Peacekeeping Base in Somalia

MOGADISHU, July 26 – Suicide bombers killed at least seven people as they tried to blast their way into the African Union’s main peacekeeping base in Somalia’s capital on Tuesday, police said. The force of the explosions shattered windows at Mogadishu’s nearby airport, showering arriving passengers with glass, said witnesses. Al Shabaab, the Islamist militant

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Gunmen Kill 17 at a Beachside Restaurant in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Jan 22  – At least 17 people were killed when Islamist gunmen struck a popular beachside restaurant in the Somali capital of Mogadishu late on Thursday, Somali police said. Al Shabaab, a militant group aligned with al Qaeda, said its members set off two car bombs at the Beach View Cafe on Mogadishu’s popular

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Al Shabaab Claims Responsibility for Somali Hotel Attack

MOGADISHU, Nov 1 (Reuters)  Two bombs ripped into a hotel in the Somali capital on Sunday and security forces fought Islamist Al Shabaab gunmen, who stormed the building for hours afterwards, police and witnesses said. At least 11 people were killed. Al Shabaab, which has frequently launched attacks in Mogadishu in its bid to topple

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