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The US conducted a pair of drone strikes against Islamic State fighters in Somalia on Friday, the first time America has hit the jihadists in the Horn of Africa nation, officials said. The strikes occurred in northeastern Somalia and killed “several terrorists,” the US military’s Africa Command said in a statement. According to Voice of America, which cited the chairman...

October 30(NP)__Somalia’s police and security agency chiefs were fired on Sunday, one day after at least 25 people were killed in a terrorist attack on a hotel in Mogadishu. The two men, police chief Abdihakim Dahir Said and National Intelligence and Security Agency chief Mohamed Abdullahi Ali, were sacked after the government held an emergency meeting, police officer...

October 28(NP)__On Oct. 14, a truck carrying about two tons of homemade explosives blew up near Zoobe Junction, one of the busiest streets in Mogadishu, the Somali capital. The blast sent shock waves for miles. More than 400 people were killed — nearly 150 of them burned beyond recognition — and hundreds wounded. Families wandered for hours searching for their loved...

Two Somali soldiers were wounded in a gun fight with other troops on Monday, a police officer said, a worrying internal rift for a military with a history of factionalism that is fighting a resurgence by militant Islamists The al Shabaab group is suspected of being behind the country’s single deadliest attack on civilians this month that killed at least 358 people. Nur...

Muslim leaders in the Washington area have condemned the recent terrorist attack in Mogadishu that killed nearly 400 people and injured 228. Imams and diplomats expressed shock and horror at Friday prayers. Imams, Somali community leaders, the ambassadors of two African nations, a representative from Turkey and officials from the U.S. Department of State gathered at Dar...

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Wednesday to show their frustration with repeated attacks by Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab, after a weekend truck bombing killed almost 300 people. Protesters wore red bands around their arms and heads in support of the families of the victims of the most recent attack. Some carried...

More than 50 people have been killed in a double car bomb attack in the capital of Somalia.Several others have been injured in the blasts in Mogadishu,KNN reports on Saturday. Busy areas The first explosion, in the city’s K5 Junction area which is lined with government offices, hotels and restaurants, destroyed several buildings and set dozens of vehicles on fire. “It...

Somali officials say the country’s defense minister and army chief have resigned as the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab group steps up attacks on army bases across south and central Somalia. An official in the prime minister’s office says Defense Minister Abdirashid Abdullahi Mohamed has resigned, citing lack of consultations on issues related to his ministry. The official...

Turkish and US missions mutually restrict services, say they need to reassess each other’s commitment to staff security. Turkey on Sunday suspended non-immigrant visa services at all Turkish diplomatic facilities in the United States, in a tit-for-tat move amid escalating tensions between the NATO allies. Just hours after the US mission to Turkey announced...

he suspect, who had attacked a policeman and rammed a van into pedestrians in the city of Edmonton, was identified as Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, a 30-year old Somalian refugee, The Globe and Mail, one of Canada’s largest daily newspapers, reported Sunday. In 2015, investigators from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police received a note about a young man sharing extremist...