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Somali forces storm hotel held by extremists, free 60 people

Nov. 28, 2022 12:08 PM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali forces on Monday stormed a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, where Islamic extremists had been holed up for more than 18 hours after killing eight civilians and trapping dozens in the building, officials said. Police spokesperson Sadik Dodishe said...

Al-Shabab extremist group attacks hotel in Somali capital

Nov. 27, 2022 14:34 PM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali security forces were attempting to flush out armed assailants from a hotel in the Somali capital, a police spokesman said Sunday, after the extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. There has been no immediate word of any casualties. ...

5 killed in attack at Somali military training camp

Nov. 06, 2022 01:17 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Military officers in Somalia say at least five people were killed and 11 others wounded when a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the front gate of a military training camp in Mogadishu on Saturday evening. The al-Shabab extremist group claimed...

US military hits al-Shabab extremists in Somalia

Nov. 05, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The United States military says it has carried out an airstrike in support of the Somali government’s operations against the al-Shabab extremist group that has killed some of the group's fighters. A statement by the U.S. Africa Command on Saturday...

Police say explosion in Somalia's capital kills 2 students

Nov. 03, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Police in Somalia say at least two people have been killed and five others wounded by a roadside explosion that hit a vehicle carrying students in the Dayniile district of Mogadishu. “Those wounded include people traveling with the students, and others...

Treasury sanctions IS-Somalia weapons traffickers, al-Shabab

Nov. 01, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department announced sanctions Tuesday against a weapons trafficking network affiliated with the Islamic State group in Somalia and the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, which are accused of carrying out deadly terrorist acts on civilians including car...

Somalia car bombs death toll up to 120, some still missing

Oct. 31, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The death toll from twin car bombings in Somalia's capital has reached 120 and could rise further because some people are still missing, the country's health minister said Monday. Ali Haji said more than 320 others were wounded in Saturday's midday...

Somalia car bombings kill at least 100, president says

Oct. 30, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least 100 people were killed in two car bombings at a busy junction in the capital, Somalia's president said, and the toll could rise in the country's deadliest attack since a truck bombing at the same spot five years ago killed more than 500. President...

Two explosions rock Somalia's capital, killing at least 30

Oct. 29, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two car bombs exploded Saturday at a busy junction in Somalia's capital near key government offices, causing “scores of civilian casualties" including children, national police said. One hospital worker counted at least 30 bodies amid fears of possibly many more. ...

8 killed in Somalia as militants attack port city hotel

Oct. 23, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Eight people were killed after militants stormed a hotel in Somalia's port city of Kismayo, an attack that started with a suicide bombing Sunday before gunmen forcibly entered and exchanged fire with security forces. The Islamic extremist group al-Shabab...