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US targets al-Shabab militants after deadly Mogadishu bombing
The US airstrike came a day after a car bomb in Mogadishu killed at least 79 people. US strikes in Somalia surged after President Donald Trump declared Southern Somalia an "area of active hostilities."
Somalia: Car bomb in Mogadishu kills scores of people
30 Dec 2019
A car bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia's capital, killing scores of people. The city has suffered regular terrorist attacks in recent years.
Car bomb leaves at least 76 people dead and 70 injured in Mogadishu
28 Dec 2019
A massive car bomb exploded in a busy area of Mogadishu, leaving at least 76 people dead and 70 injured, many of them university students, officials said.
Floating restaurant brings joy off Somalia's coast
25 May 2019
For Mogadishu's residents, spending a day at Lido beach is a welcome escape from the grind of the city. Especially on board 'La Lanterna' floating restaurant.
Islamist attack on hotel in Somali capital kills 25 - police
29 Oct 2017
An Islamist attack on the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has ended, leaving 25 people dead. The attack began with a car bomb on Saturday (October 28) and ended on Sunday after a 12-hour siege.
At least 17 dead after double car blasts in Somalia
29 Oct 2017
There was devastation in Mogadishu on Saturday as two car bombs exploded in the Somalian capital, just two weeks after twin bombs killed more than 300 people.
Mogadishu attacks among deadliest in recent memory
15 Oct 2017
The death toll from twin bombing attacks in Mogadishu has soared to at least 85 and about 100 wounded, making it one of the worst attacks in Somalia since an Islamist insurgency began there ten years ago
Massive car bomb kills 20 in Somalian capital
15 Oct 2017
A huge car bomb exploded on a busy street in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu on Saturday, killing at least 20 and destroying several buildings.
At least six killed in Somali car bomb attack
30 Jul 2017
A car bomb explosion in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday (July 30) killed six people and wounded 20 others and the death toll was likely to rise, a police officer said.
UK foreign minister Boris Johnson visits Somalia
15 Mar 2017
British foreign minister Boris Johnson meets new Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed in a surprise visit to Mogadishu on Wednesday (March 15) to talk about the country's devastating drought.
Mohamed Abdullahi inaugurated as Somali president
23 Feb 2017
Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, Somalia's new president, has been sworn in under tight security at a ceremony in the capital, Mogadishu.
Bomb blast caught on camera as Somali militants attack hotel
25 Jan 2017
A suspected suicide car bomb rammed into the gates of a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu before a secondary explosion was caught on camera as media had gathered to film the aftermath of the first attack.