Mogadishu

  • Somalia: Suicide bomber kills seven in Mogadishu May 6, 2013

    Mogadishu: Seven people were killed on Sunday morning when a suicide bomber attempted to ram a car laden with explosives into a military convoy escorting a four-member Qatari delegation. Gen Garad Nor Abdulle, a senior police official said the members of the Qatari delegation who were being escorted in the interior...
  • Bombs and gun battles kill at least 19 in Somali capital April 15, 2013

    Mogadishu: At least 19 people were killed in the Somali capital on Sunday in suicide bombings and assaults by al Shabaab militants linked to al Qaeda, breaking a fragile return to peace in Mogadishu. A bomb exploded outside law courts in the city as gunmen stormed the compound. Security forces then...
  • Somalia blast caught on camera April 5, 2012

    At least six people, including two of Somalia's top sports officials, were killed when a female suicide bomber struck a ceremony at Mogadishu's national theatre. ...
  • Somalia: Female suicide bomber strikes, 6 dead April 5, 2012

    Mogadishu: At least six people, including two of Somalia's top sports officials, were killed when a female suicide bomber struck a ceremony at Mogadishu's national theatre in an attack Islamist rebels said was aimed at assassinating government ministers. Al Shabaab insurgents claimed responsibility for the blast on Wednesday that killed the...
  • Somali capital back on international air route March 7, 2012

    Mogadishu: Turkish Airlines started flights to Mogadishu this week, the first major international carrier to run a regular service to the Somali capital in more than two decades. Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag flew into Mogadishu to launch the twice-weekly Turkish Airlines service to Istanbul via Sudan's capital Khartoum. "Somalia was...
  • Somalia army engages rebels, 123 killed in gunbattle June 7, 2009

    New Delhi: As in-fighting continues in Somalia, the death toll has doubled overnight after a fierce fight between pro-government forces and hardline rebels. Over 120 fighters have been killed as Somalia steps up the fight against militant rebels, say reports. Militant rebel leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys is also feared...
  • Sirius situation: Islamists gun for Somali pirates November 21, 2008

    Mogadishu: Dozens of Somali Islamist insurgents entered a port today in search of the pirate group behind the seizure of a Saudi supertanker that was the world's biggest hijack, a local elder said. Separately, police in the capital Mogadishu said they ambushed and shot dead 17 Islamist militants, in the latest...
  • Pirates ask $20,000 to free Indian ship April 5, 2007

    Nairobi: Somali pirates are demanding $20,000 for the return of an Indian-flagged merchant ship and its crew, officials said on Thursday. The pirates, armed with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, seized the MV Nimatullah and its 14-member crew off the coast of Mogadishu on early Monday. The pirates had originally demanded $40,000,...
  • Fighting rages for 2nd day in Somalia June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: At least 24 people have been killed in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu in clashes between insurgents and Ethiopian troops supporting the fragile Somali government. Islamic insurgents rained down mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and machine-gun fire on government-allied troops, a day after the government began an offensive to...
  • Somalia reclaims capital from Islamists December 29, 2006

    New Delhi: Somali government troops, backed by Ethiopian miltary forces, have reclaimed the capital of Mogadishu from Islamist forces that took control last week. Government officials say cheering crowds greeted their forces, as many Islamist guerillas fled the somalian capital. Many of these guerillas are abandoning their uniforms after ten days of...
  • Ethiopian jets bomb Mogadishu airport December 25, 2006

    Mogadishu (Somalia): Ethiopian fighter jets bombed Somalia's main airport on Monday, the first direct attack on the city that serves as the headquarters of an Islamic movement attempting to wrest power from the internationally recognized government. Another airport also was hit nearby. Russian-made jets swept low over the Capital at mid-morning,...
  • Ethiopian jets bomb Somali airport December 25, 2006

    New Delhi: In the first direct attack on the headquarters of an Islamic movement, Ethiopian fighter jets bombed the main airport in Mogadishu, the Somalian capital, on Monday. It was not clear how many times the airport was hit and about the number of casualties. The Russian-made jets bombed Somalia's main airport...