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NAIROBI, Kenya | Toll rises to 53 dead from bomb blasts in Somalia’s capital

NAIROBI, Kenya— Somali hospital and police sources say the death toll from Friday’s bombings outside a hotel in Mogadishu has risen to 53 with over 100 injured. Capt. Mohamed Hussein, a senior Somali police officer, said many of the injured suffered horrific wounds, raising fears that death toll could rise further. The figure given by … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Toll rises to 53 dead from bomb blasts in Somalia’s capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia | 4 car bombs explode by hotel in Somalia’s capital; 20 dead

MOGADISHU, Somalia  — Four car bombs by Islamic extremists exploded outside a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, Friday afternoon killing at least 20 people and injuring 17, said police. After the three explosions in front of the hotel, a fourth blast hit as medics attempted to rescue the injured. The suicide bombs detonated near the … Continue reading MOGADISHU, Somalia | 4 car bombs explode by hotel in Somalia’s capital; 20 dead

NAIROBI, Kenya | 6 dead in blast at district headquarters in Somali capital

NAIROBI, Kenya  — At least six people are dead after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital, authorities said Monday. Police Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the large blast badly damaged the compound of the Hodan district’s headquarters in Mogadishu. An Associated Press journalist saw at … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | 6 dead in blast at district headquarters in Somali capital

NAIROBI, Kenya | Suicide car bombing in Somalia’s capital wounds at least 4

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Somali police officer says at least four people are wounded after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside the compound of a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says the bomber tried to speed through a checkpoint but was stopped by security forces, prompting him to detonate the … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Suicide car bombing in Somalia’s capital wounds at least 4

MOGADISHU, Somalia | 6 dead after attackers target Somalia’s presidential palace

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somali security forces shot dead three extremists and foiled an attempted al-Shabab attack on the presidential palace that began with a car bomb exploding, police said Saturday. The confrontation came a week after an attack on the nearby interior ministry compound in Mogadishu killed at least nine people, again raising questions about … Continue reading MOGADISHU, Somalia | 6 dead after attackers target Somalia’s presidential palace