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Report finds 512 died in deadliest Somalia bombing

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | As many as 512 died in an October truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu, an emergency committee investigating the terrorist atrocity has found. An earlier death toll of 358 already made the October 14 bombing the deadliest terrorist attack in Somalia’s history. No group claimed …

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Somali president vows war on Shabaab after devastating bomb

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed vowed Wednesday to step up the war against Al-Shabaab, as he addressed thousands at a rally in Mogadishu for the victims of the city’s worst-ever bombing. Protesters wearing red bands around their heads marched through the scene of the truck bombing, …

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At least 20 dead as huge truck bomb rocks Somali capital

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday causing widespread devastation that left at least 20 dead, with the toll likely to rise. “Initial reports from emergency departments indicate more than 20 bodies picked up off the …

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Bomb kills seven in Somalia market

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  At least seven people were killed and several others wounded after a car bomb exploded near a marketplace in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday, a city official said. The blast occurred alongside a densely populated road near Hamarweyne market, an area where bombings claimed by …

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At least six dead in Mogadishu restaurant suicide bombing

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | At least six people were killed after a suicide car bomber targeted a popular restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday evening, security officials said. “The suicide bomber drove a car loaded with explosives into the building,” said Ali Mohamed, a police official, identifying the …

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Four killed in latest roadside bomb in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Four people, including three NGO workers, were killed Tuesday when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in eastern Kenya, a local government official said, in the latest such attack in the country. “We have four people dead from the incident that occurred between Dadaab and …

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