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Suicide car bomb targeting convoy in Somali capital kills at least...

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A suicide car bomb killed at least eight people in the Somali capital on Saturday at a street junction near the president's palace, police...

At least eight killed in Mogadishu by suicide bomb targeting government...

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A suicide car bomb targeting a government convoy exploded at a busy junction in Somalia's capital on Saturday, killing at least eight people, an...

Anti-president Somali soldiers begin returning to barracks

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Hundreds of Somali forces who back the opposition began returning to their barracks on Friday after reaching an agreement with the prime minister following...

Forces opposed to Somali president control parts of Mogadishu

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Gunmen opposed to Somalia's Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed had control of strategic parts of the capital Mogadishu on Monday, Reuters journalists saw, after factions in...

Somali government troops face off with forces loyal to sacked police...

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Gunshots rang out late on Friday in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, witnesses said, when government troops approached the home of the city’s former police commander...

Mogadishu police chief suspends Somali parliament, gets fired moments later

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Mogadishu’s police chief announced he had suspended parliament on Monday, saying he was acting unilaterally to prevent lawmakers from extending the president’s term, only...

At least 11 killed after fighting erupts in Somalia’s Jubbaland –...

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At least 11 people were killed on Monday after fighting broke out between the Somali federal army and Jubbaland state forces in the Gedo...

Somalia expels Kenyan ambassador over ‘interference’

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Somalia expelled Kenya’s ambassador and recalled its own envoy from Nairobi after accusing its neighbour of interfering in the electoral process in Jubbaland, one...

Suicide bomber kills six in Mogadishu ice-cream parlour

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A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing six people and wounding eight, an...

Death toll from attack on Mogadishu hotel rises to 16

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At least 16 people were killed in an attack on Sunday by the Islamist group al Shabaab on a seaside hotel in Somalia’s capital...

Blast rocks military base in Somali capital, at least eight dead

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A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 14,...

At least six killed as Somalia security forces put out prison...

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At least six prisoners were killed and another six injured when Somali security forces beat back an uprising in Mogadishu’s central prison on Monday,...

Two policemen killed in roadside blast in Mogadishu – witnesses

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Two policemen were killed and two civilians were injured in a roadside blast in Mogadishu on Wednesday, witnesses said. Police cordoned off the area but...

Suicide car bomber hits checkpoint at Somalia’s Mogadishu port

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An explosion shook parts of the Somali capital of Mogadishu early on Saturday as a suicide car bomber drove into a checkpoint just outside...

Somali minibus hits roadside bomb, six killed

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At least six people were killed on Sunday when a minibus struck a roadside bomb near the Somali capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said. The...

Mogadishu truck bomb aftermath

As screaming wounded men were brought into a Mogadishu hospital after a huge truck bomb on Saturday, doctors fought to save eight month-old Mohammed...

Mogadishu airport mortared

At least three mortar bombs were fired at Mogadishu’s international airport, injuring six people in z compound where embassies are located, a diplomatic source...

Somalia’s al Shabaab raid military base, loot weapons

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Fighters belonging to Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed an army base near the capital Mogadishu on Sunday, looted it for weapons and...

Mogadishu mayor dies

The mayor of Somalia capital Mogadishu died of wounds sustained in a suicide bomb attack on his office, government officials said. He died in...

Mogadishu mayor wounded in blast

The mayor of Mogadishu fled Somalia for Britain as a refugee and earned a master’s degree, citizenship and years of experience as a councillor...

Suicide attack at Mogadishu government headquarters

A suicide bombing at municipal government headquarters in Somali capital Mogadishu killed six people including district commissioners and local government chiefs, the country’s information...

Lives lost in latest Mogadishu bomb attack

At least 17 people were killed and 28 wounded when a bomb went off outside a hotel near the international airport in the Somalia...

Somali protesters killed

Somali security forces shot dead a rickshaw driver and his passenger in the capital and killed another four people protesting the shootings, witnesses and...

Mogadishu car bomb injures seven

MagSeven people were injured when a car bomb exploded near the police academy in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said, the latest in a...

Mogadishu car bomb kills at least 15

A car bomb exploded near a hotel and restaurants in Mogadishu killing at least 15 people in a busy area of the Somali capital...

Al Shabaab attack Somali government building

Somalia’s al Shabaab stormed a government building, detonating a suicide car bomb in the heart of Mogadishu with at least 15 people, including an...

Somali militant siege over

Somali government troops shot and killed three Islamist militants holed up in a building in central Mogadishu, police said, ending a day-long bomb and...

Battle rages in Mogadishu

Heavy gunfire rang out across central Mogadishu as Somali troops battled to dislodge Islamist insurgents holed up next to a hotel they bombed the...

Mogadishu mall bomb kills two

A car bomb exploded at a shopping mall in Somalia’s capital, killing two people and injuring four others in an attack probably by Islamist...

Attack on UN Mogadishu compound condemned

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres condemned Tuesday's attacks against the UN compound in Mogadishu saying intentionally attacking UN personnel may constitute "a violation of...

Mogadishu an Ethiopian Airlines destination again

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Ethiopian Airlines will resume regular flights to Somalia's capital Mogadishu on November 2, its first in four decades, the state-owned carrier said. One...

Mogadishu hit by two car bombs

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One person died and another was injured in two car bombs that exploded in the heart of the Somali capital with Islamist...

Suicide car bomb kills six in Mogadishu

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At least six people died when a suicide car bomb struck a local government office in central Mogadishu, destroying the building and...

Mogadishu car bomb kills three

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A car bomb exploded along the main street of Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Sunday, according to police and a Reuters witness saw...

Mogadishu roadside bomb injures seven

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Seven people were wounded by a roadside bomb in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Islamist...

Car bomb near Somali parliament

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A suicide car bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint near Somalia's parliament and interior ministry in Mogadishu and the city's ambulance...

Fourteen dead in Mogadishu blast

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At least 14 people were killed in an explosion outside a hotel in Somalia's capital followed by gunfire, police and rescue services...

Three dead in Mogadishu mortar attack

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A mortar attack in Mogadishu, claimed by Islamist group al Shabaab, killed three civilians and injured two others, the African Union peacekeeping...

Somali blast death toll now at 45

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The death toll from twin car bomb blasts in the Somali capital on Friday rose to 45 from the initially reported 18,...

Death sentence handed down in Somali military court

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A Somali military court sentenced to death a man convicted of driving a truck bomb as part of a deadly attack that...

Fifteen killed by suicide bomber at Somali police academy

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A suicide bomber disguised as a policeman blew himself up inside a police training camp in Mogadishu killing at least 15 officers,...

Somali journalist killed in car bombing

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A Somali television journalist was killed in a car bombing in Mogadishu an editor for the TV station and local authorities said....

October Somali blasts death toll tops 500

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More than 500 people were killed in twin bomb blasts in Mogadishu in October, a Somali committee looking into the attack said...

“Specific threat” against US diplomatic staff in Mogadishu

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The United States' diplomatic mission in Somalia directed all non-essential staff to leave Mogadishu, saying it received a "specific threat" against employees. The...

Mogadishu attacked again

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An Islamist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu ended on Sunday after 29 people were killed during a 12 hour siege police...

Somalis take to the streets in protest against bombings

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Thousands of Somalis demonstrated against those behind bombings that killed more than 300 people, defying police who opened fire to keep them...

Chaotic response to Somali bomb cost lives

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Medics helping victims of a huge bomb explosion in Mogadishu that killed more than 300 people say Somalia's threadbare emergency services have...

Death toll in Mogadishu bomb blasts top 300

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More than 300 people died after twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends...

Turkey opens military base in Mogadishu

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Turkey opened its biggest overseas military base at the weekend in Somalia's capital cementing ties with the volatile but strategic Muslim nation...

Seven killed by car bomb explosion in Mogadishu

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Seven people were killed when a car bomb exploded near a bus stop in a district of Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday,...