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US: ‘Several militants’ dead in Somalia drone strike

A U.S. drone strike killed “several militants” with al-Shabab in Somalia, the military said, as the Trump administration increasingly targets what has become the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa. The strike was carried out Thursday afternoon in the Bay Region, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of the capital, …

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At least 23 dead in bombing and gun attack at Mogadishu hotel

Somali police said Sunday they have ended an Islamist militant siege of a hotel in the capital. Officials say at least 23 people were killed in the attack on the popular Nasa Hablod Two hotel in Mogadishu. Dozens more were injured in the explosion. Militants stormed the hotel Saturday, following …

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At least 20 killed as massive car bomb blast rocks Somalia’s Mogadishu

At least 20 people have been killed and several others wounded in a massive car bomb attack outside a hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, police said, with officials fearing many casualties from the unusually large explosion. The blast on Saturday, in the central city’s K5 Junction which is lined with …

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Somalia: Deadly explosion hits Mogadishu killing 20

A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed 20 people in Somalia’s capital, police said Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they’d heard in years. The explosion appeared to target a hotel on a busy road in Hodan district and at least 15 people were injured, …

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Somalia forces shoot dead 2 militants

A Somali police officer says security forces shot dead two Islamic extremist fighters who were involved in a mortar attack in the Somali capital early on Sunday. Captain Mohamed Hussein said security forces pursued and clashed with armed men who had fired mortar shells near Mogadishu’s international airport. He said …

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Al-Shabab dismisses Somali president war declaration

Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab has dismissed President Mohamed Abdullahi Faramajo’s declaration of war. The response was carried on the Somali Memo website which is affiliated to the al-Qaeda-linked group. On Thursday, President Farmajo offered the militants an amnesty at the same time as declaring war on the group. The …

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