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Deadly car bomb blast rocks Somalia's capital Mogadishu

Al Jazeera

At least 14 people have been killed in a car bomb blast outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, according to a government official. The explosion on Thursday happened near Weheliye hotel on the busy Maka al-Mukarrama Road. A spokesman for the Somali interior ministry confirmed the death toll to Al Jazeera, adding that 10 others were wounded in the blast. The attack was claimed by al-Shabab, Reuters news agency reported, citing the armed group's military operation spokesman. Al-Shabab, which is fighting to overthrow Somalia's internationally recognised government, carries out frequent attacks in and around the capital.


Somalia's Al Shabaab Executes Five Men Accused of Spying

U.S. News

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's al Shabaab Islamists on Tuesday shot five men in a public execution, including a Somali British citizen accused of spying, a sign of the insurgents' control of southern swathes of the country, even as authorities step up efforts to combat them.


Al Shabaab Attacks African Union Base in Somalia: Military

U.S. News

Al Shabaab militants attacked the African Union (AU) peacekeepers' base in the town Bulamarer, 130 kilometers to the northwest of the capital Mogadishu, around 9 a.m.


Attacks in Somalia - a 2017 timeline

Al Jazeera

Somalia was hit by its deadliest single attack last week when a truck bomb exploded in the capital city of Mogadishu, killing more than 350 people and wounding many more. The Horn of Africa country has been facing deadly attacks for more than a decade.


Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in war-torn Somalia

U.S. News

Ahmed Mohamed, a senior policeman said Friday that security has been tightened across the Somali capital where Islamic extremists killed at least 15 people in an attack on a hotel late Wednesday. This is Erdogan's third visit to Somalia, making him the only non-African president to visit Somalia in decades.