Tag: Mogadishu (Somalia)

Almaas Elman, Somali-Canadian Activist, Is Shot Dead in Mogadishu

A Somali-Canadian aid worker and activist was shot dead on Wednesday in Mogadishu, a police official said, dealing a new blow to efforts by the Somali diaspora to return home and help rebuild the country after decades of war. The death of the aid worker, Almaas Elman, was confirmed by Brig. Gen. Zakia Hussein, the […]

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Car Bombers in Somalia Hit U.S. and European Military Bases

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Car bombers attacked United States and European military targets in Somalia on Monday morning, officials said, and the Islamist extremist group known as the Shabab claimed responsibility for at least one of the assaults. The first attack was on the Belidogle airstrip in the Lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia. The United […]

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Mogadishu Mayor Dies of Injuries From Suicide Bombing

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The mayor of Mogadishu has died after being badly wounded in a suicide bombing by Al Shabab in his offices last week, Somalia’s government said on Thursday. Six of his colleagues were also killed in the attack, and nine members of his staff wounded. Mayor Abdirahman Omar Osman had been airlifted to […]

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With Guns, Cash and Terrorism, Gulf States Vie for Power in Somalia

When a small car bomb exploded outside a courthouse in the bustling port city of Bosaso in northern Somalia, local news reports chalked it up to Islamist militants retaliating for American airstrikes. At least eight people were wounded, and a local affiliate of the Islamic State claimed responsibility. The attack, however, may have also been […]

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