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Somalia: Mogadishu blasts death toll rises to 276 with about 300 injured

The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country’s information minister,  Information Minister Abdirahman O. Osman said early Monday morning, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll was expected to rise. The …

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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’s defence minister, army chief resign

Somalia’s defense minister and army chief have both resigned, without explaining why, in a potential blow to the government’s fight against Shabaab Islamist militants. The resignations come as Somali security forces struggle to contain attacks by the al-Qaeda-linked group. Defense Minister Abdirashid Abdullahi confirmed his resignation  on Friday, but would …

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Kenya: Army attacks al-Shabaab base kills 52 fighters

Kenya’s military said on Friday it killed 52 fighters with the extremist group al-Shabaab during an early morning attack on a camp in neighbouring Somalia. The army destroyed the camp in Badhadhe region of Lower Jubba using ground troops and artillery fire, said military spokesperson Col Joseph Owuoth. An assortment …

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Drought-hit Somalia moves closer to famine, says aid group

Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group Save the Children said on Thursday. A new survey found “very critical” levels of severe malnutrition in two of six districts assessed in some of the worst affected parts of Somalia. “We are on …

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