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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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2 pirates killed while trying to hijack ship near Somalia

Foreign naval forces in international waters off Somalia’s coast shot dead two pirates and wounded another when the bandits attempted to hijack a ship, a Somali official said on Sunday. The two men were part of a group of nine pirates who were in a boast approaching an unidentified ship …

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Somali: 5 soldiers dead as Al Shabaab suicide bomber disguised in military attire

Security sources in Somalia have confirmed that a suicide bomber disguised in military uniform blew himself up on Monday morning. The attack led to the death of 5 soldiers, injuring 15 others in a military training camp in the capital, Mogadishu. Reports says  that Al Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility for …

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