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Somalia sacks security chiefs as attack toll hits 27

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | The death toll from a deadly attack on a hotel in Mogadishu rose to 27 on Sunday, prompting the Somali government to sack its police and intelligence chiefs. The move came after Al-Qaeda aligned Shabaab gunmen staged coordinated bomb attacks Saturday outside the Nasa Hablod …

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The deadliest attacks in Somalia since 2010

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP | A weekend attack claimed by the Al-Qaeda aligned Shabaab on a hotel in Mogadishu has killed at least 27 people, just two weeks after the deadliest attack in Somalia’s history killed 358 people in the capital. It is just the latest in a string of …

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Gunmen killed after Mogadishu attack left 14 dead

Mogadishu, Somalia | AFP |  Somalia’s security ministry said Sunday that forces had killed two gunmen and captured three after a siege at a Mogadishu hotel following a twin car bombing that left at least 14 dead. Spokesman Abdiasiz Ali Ibrahim said a number of people had been rescued from …

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THE INDEPENDENT: The story behind the massacre in Somalia

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The top stories in this week’s THE Independent. COVER STORY Behind Massacre in Somalia: Trump’s strategy and 5 factors around Mogadishu killing of 300. THE LAST WORD Uganda’s Donald Trump: How frustration with Museveni has led us to abandon reality and embrace demagoguery. MINING …

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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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Five questions about the Somalia bomb

Paris, France | AFP | A massive truck bomb in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Saturday killed at least 276 people and left 300 injured. Following are five questions about the attack, the bloodiest in the country’s long history of violence and instability. – What was the target? – The …

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