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April 10, 2017 8:31 AM Suicide bomber explodes in military academy, killing 5

MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Somali military officer says a suicide bomber blew himself up at a military academy west of Somalia's capital, killing at least five soldiers. Col. Abdi Hassan said the bomber dressed in a military uniform walked into the Somali military training camp on Monday morning and detonated explosives strapped to his waist near soldiers 38

April 7, 2017 12:27 PM Mortar attack kills 3 civilians in Somalia's capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia – A police officer says three civilians have been killed in a mortar attack in Somalia's capital. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said Friday at least two mortars slammed into a residential area in Wadajir district. The area is near the heavily guarded Mogadishu airport, which has seen mortar attacks by extremists in the past. There is no immediate 45

March 27, 2017 1:42 PM 31 militants killed in attack by Kenya's military in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenya's military says it has killed 31 al-Shabab extremists in a raid in Baadhade district in southern Somalia. The military said Monday ground troops were supported in the Sunday raid by helicopter gunships and artillery fire to strike two al-Shabab bases. Kenya's military is part of the African Union Mission in Somalia bolstering the government 100

March 24, 2017 11:24 AM Car bomb near Somalia presidential palace kills 1, hurts 2

MOGADISHU, Somalia – A police official says a car bomb blast near a restaurant and hotel in Somalia's capital has killed at least one person and wounded two others. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the car bomb detonated in the middle of a road near the presidential palace. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but homegrown extremist group al-Shabab 43

March 21, 2017 3:37 PM Car bomb near Somalia's presidential palace kills 5: Police

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Police in Somalia say a car bomb has exploded at a military checkpoint near the presidential palace in the capital, killing at least five people. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says Tuesday's blast was detonated after soldiers tried to stop the car. Witness Ahmed Ali says he saw the bodies of two soldiers after the blast. Extremist group 47

February 19, 2017 8:44 PM Blast in Somalia kills 34 in Mogadishu marketplace

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia’s new president visited victims wounded by Sunday's car bomb that killed 34 people in the capital. President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those who planned the blast. The explosion hit a busy marketplace in the western part of Mogadishu, said police Capt. Mohamed 34

February 19, 2017 8:44 PM President offers $100,000 reward for information leading to arrest after car bomb kills 34 in Somalia

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, however it bears hallmarks of Somalia’s Islamic extremists rebels, al-Shabab MOGADISHU, SOMALIA—Somalia’s new president visited victims wounded by the Mogadishu car bomb that on Sunday killed 34. President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those 39

February 14, 2017 6:04 PM Somaliland asks US for exemption to Trump's travel ban

Somalia's breakaway northern territory of Somaliland is asking the United States for an exemption to President Donald Trump's executive order on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Somalia is one of the affected countries, but Somaliland considers itself an independent state after breaking away in 1991. It continues to seek international 49

February 8, 2017 8:54 PM 5 Questions After Hearing The Oral Arguments Over Trump's Travel Ban

Opponents of President Trump's executive order imposing a temporary immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority nations protest outside a federal appeals court in San Francisco on Tuesday. A three-judge panel heard oral arguments and will now decide whether to lift the stay or leave it in place. Two lawyers, three judges, thousands of ordinary Americans 63

February 8, 2017 9:15 AM 4 killed as extremists hit hotel in Somalia's Puntland area

MOGADISHU, Somalia – A police officer says suspected extremists tried to storm a hotel in Somalia's northeastern semiautonomous state of Puntland, sparking clashes that killed at least four people and two attackers. Col. Faysal Abdullahi says guards at the International Village Hotel in the region's commercial hub, Bossaso, confronted the attackers on Wednesday 47