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Mortar attacks in Mogadishu as Somalia prepares for presidential vote

At least five civilians were reported wounded Tuesday following al-Shabaab attacks in Mogadishu a day before a planned presidential election, police and witnesses told dpa.

Six attackers dead in attempt to 'take over' Mogadishu hotel

At least 18 people were killed when two vehicles loaded with explosives exploded near the entrance of a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, security officials and police said.

Blasts kill at least seven people in Mogadishu

At least seven people, among them four Somali government soldiers, were killed and several others were wounded in double blasts at a restaurant in Mogadishu on Saturday evening, police and witnesses told dpa.

Twin car bombing targeting Mogadishu hotel kills at least 14 people

At least 14 people were killed on Monday in a twin suicide car bombing targeting a hotel popular among Westerners in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said.

Eleven killed in two bombings in Mogadishu

At least five people died Thursday when a suicide car bomber detonated his explosives in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, police and witnesses said.

One dead, 4 injured in suicide bomb attack ahead of Somali elections

A Somali soldier was killed and four other people injured in a suicide bomb attack at a security checkpoint near the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday.

Death toll in car bomb attack in Somalia rises to 20

A car bomb attack killed at least 20 people and injured up to 30 others when it exploded in a busy market in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, officials and witnesses said.

18 dead in renewed clashes with Islamist militants in Somalia

At least six Somali soldiers and 12 Islamist militants were killed on Tuesday and several others wounded in clashes with the militant group al-Shabaab, local officials said.

Car bomb kills three people outside Mogadishu restaurant

A car bomb blew up outside a restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing three people and wounding seven others, a senior police officer told dpa on Saturday.

Suicide car bomber kills commander, six soldiers in Somali capital

A senior Somali commander and six other soldiers died Sunday after a suicide car bomber rammed his car into their military convoy as it travelled through the capital, Mogadishu, a military source said.

Militants attack seaside restaurant in Mogadishu, killing at least 6

Islamist militants rammed an explosives-laden car into a beachside restaurant in Mogadishu before moving inside the building and opening fire, killing at least six people, officials and witnesses said on Thursday.

Sixteen killed in fighting between army and Islamists in Somalia

Sixteen people have been killed when Somali and African Union troops clashed with al-Shabaab Islamists in south-western Somalia, officials said Tuesday.

Twin suicide car bombings kill 18 in Somalia

Twin suicide car bombings killed at least 15 people, including the two attackers, in northern Somalia on Sunday, officials and witnesses said.

13 killed, 20 wounded in attack on police headquarters in Mogadishu

Al-Shabaab suicide bombers and gunmen targeted the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters in Mogadishu on Sunday, leaving 13 dead, a Somali minister confirmed.

Former politician one of bombers in Somalia double suicide attack

A former member of Somalia's parliament was one of two suicide bombers behind a recent attack on international troops near Mogadishu's international airport, Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab claimed Wednesday

At least 14 killed in al-Shabaab double bombing at Mogadishu airport

At least 14 people were killed Tuesday when Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab detonated two bombs on an approach road to Mogadishu's international airport, police said.

Two large explosions rock Mogadishu airport; at least three dead

Two large explosions were reported at the entrance to the international airport in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, according to police, with at least three people killed.

Six dead as al-Shabaab attacks hotel in Somali capital

At least six people were killed on Saturday in a bombing and shooting attack claimed by Islamist militant group al-Shabaab on a hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu, police said.

Suicide bombing, shooting at popular Mogadishu hotel

At least six people were killed on Saturday in a suspected suicide bombing by the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab on a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, police and eye-witnesses said.

US drone crashes in al-Shabaab territory in Somalia

An unmanned US drone crashed in a village controlled by Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab in southern Somalia, a military official said Sunday.

15 dead, 40 wounded after Mogadishu mosque collapse

At least 15 people were killed and 40 wounded after a mosque collapsed in Somalia's capital, Modgadishu, a police spokesman told dpa.

US kills top al-Shabaab commander in drone strike in Somalia

The US has killed a top commander of the Islamist insurgent group al-Shabaab in an airstrike, Somali military official Ali Baashi Mohamed said Saturday.

Official: US drone strike killed between 150 and 200 insurgents

Between 150 and 200 Islamic insurgents, including top and mid-level commanders, were killed in the US drone strikes in Somalia at the weekend, the country's security minister said Tuesday.

Toll from al-Shabaab attacks in Mogadishu rises to 22

At least 22 people were killed in bombings and gunfire in a Mogadishu hotel and a public garden, the Somalia security minister said Saturday.

20 killed in attack on Mogadishu hotel, Somali official says

At least 20 people were killed Friday in an attack on the SYL Hotel in Mogadishu, a local government spokesman told dpa.

Al-Shabaab claims 100 killed in ongoing attack on Kenyan troops

Islamist al-Shabaab insurgents claimed to have killed some 100 soldiers in an attack on Kenyan peacekeeping troops Sunday in south-western Somalia.

"Several" dead after insurgents attack military base in Somalia

Islamic insurgent group al-Shabaab stormed an army base in south-western Somalia early on Friday, killing "several" soldiers, a security official said.