Latest Mogadishu News

At least 2 killed, 20 wounded in bombing near Somali capital

Jan. 18, 2020 7:51 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least two people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a construction site along a highway outside Somalia's capital, police said Saturday. Six Turkish nationals were among the wounded, with two in serious condition, Turkish Health Minister...

Security forces and others walk past the wreckage of vehicles after a vehicle bomb attack on a security checkpoint located near the presidential palace, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Car bomb kills 3, wounds 6 at checkpoint in Somali capital

Jan. 8, 2020 7:47 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint in Somalia's capital Wednesday morning, killing three people and wounding six others, a local official said. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group quickly claimed responsibility. Salah Omar, a spokesman for Mogadishu's mayor, told The...

Somali women protest in memory of their relatives who died in Saturday's truck bombing which killed at least 78 people, during a protest to show solidarity with them and against such attacks, in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, Thursday, Jan, 2, 2020. Placards in Somali read

Somali mourners march against extremist blast that killed 79

Jan. 2, 2020 11:15 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Hundreds of mourners and government officials in Mogadishu gathered at the capital's Police School on Thursday to mourn the 79 people killed by a tragic truck bomb last week. Somali government officials and residents marched through Mogadishu's streets to show solidarity with...

A civilian who was wounded in suicide car bomb attack is helped to be taken to hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, Dec, 28, 2019. A police officer says a car bomb has detonated at a security checkpoint during the morning rush hour in Somalia's capital. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsame)

Somalia bombing kills dozens; airstrikes target militants

Dec. 29, 2019 6:16 PM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A truck bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia's capital Saturday morning, killing at least 78 people including many students, authorities said. It was the worst attack in Mogadishu since the devastating 2017 bombing that killed hundreds. The explosion ripped...

Medical personnel carry wounded children to be airlifted to the Turkish capital for treatment after they were injured in Saturday's car bomb blast in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019.  A truck bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia's capital Saturday morning, killing at least 79 people including many students, authorities said. It was the worst attack in Mogadishu since the devastating 2017 bombing that killed hundreds. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Somalia blast kills one sister, badly injures the other

Dec. 29, 2019 1:40 PM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The two Somali sisters were studying to be doctors. They were in a minibus on their way to university on Saturday morning when their world exploded. Now, 22-year-old Amina Mohamud is in critical condition. Her sister, 25-year-old Fadumo Mohamud, is dead. Their mother calls...

Somalia government spokesman says death toll in a car bombing in Mogadishu is now at least 30 and likely will rise again

Dec. 28, 2019 2:52 AM EST
Somalia government spokesman says death toll in a car bombing in Mogadishu is now at least 30 and likely will rise again.

Al-Shabab extremist attack on Somali base kills 3 soldiers

Dec. 24, 2019 5:40 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Officials in Somalia say al-Shabab extremists killed three soldiers during an attack on a military base in the southwest on Monday. The assault on the Gofgadud base in the Bay region by the al-Qaida-affiliated extremist group marks the latest setback for Somalia's army, which is...