Somali

Suicide bomber hits central Somalia town, kills 4

A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber blew himself up near a government office in a central Somali town on Sunday, killing at least four people.

Sep 10, 2017, 19:57 PM IST

Al Shabaab says kills 26 soldiers in attack on base near Kismayu

Al Shabaab said it killed 26 Somali soldiers early on Sunday when the militants attacked a military base in a village near the port city of Kismayu. 

Sep 03, 2017, 13:00 PM IST
3 killed in car bomb blast in Mogadishu

3 killed in car bomb blast in Mogadishu

At least three persons were killed and scores injured in a car bomb explosion in Somalia capital Mogadishu, said an official.

Aug 05, 2017, 09:00 AM IST

Car bombing on government building in Somali capital kills at least 10

More than 10 persons died, 20 others were wounded. The explosion destroyed the building of Wadajir District headquarters.

Jun 20, 2017, 17:31 PM IST

Al Shabaab takes over Somali town, claims killing 61 in military base attack

Al Shabaab militants captured a town in Somalia`s semi-autonomous Puntland region on Thursday.

Jun 08, 2017, 15:01 PM IST

Eight Indians held by Somali pirates freed: Officials

Somali troops on Wednesday rescued eight Indians who had been taken hostage two days earlier by pirates near the coastal town of Hobyo.

Apr 12, 2017, 18:26 PM IST

China ignores India's role in rescuing hijacked ship

China on Monday claimed full credit for rescuing a cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the strategic Gulf of Aden, ignoring Indian Navy's role in the operation.

Apr 10, 2017, 14:59 PM IST

Car blast kills government worker in Somali capital

A government official was killed by a bomb planted in his car in Somalia`s capital on Monday.

Apr 10, 2017, 13:01 PM IST

Car bomb kills seven at Mogadishu restaurant: Official

At least seven people were killed and 10 wounded on Wednesday when a car bomb exploded at a restaurant near the Somali ministry of internal security in Mogadishu.

Apr 05, 2017, 15:59 PM IST

31 Somalis killed in raid off Yemen coast: Report

Thirty-one Somali refugees were killed off the coast of Yemen late on Thursday.

Mar 17, 2017, 14:50 PM IST
At least 25 soldiers dead in Somalia fighting

At least 25 soldiers dead in Somalia fighting

At least 25 soldiers were killed in weekend fighting between rival Puntland and Galmudug regional forces in the Somali town of Galkayo, military officials on both sides said on Monday.

Nov 07, 2016, 19:43 PM IST

Islamic State-aligned group takes Somali town, say officials

The group, which refers to itself simply as Islamic State, is a rival to the larger al Shabaab force, which is linked to Islamic State`s rival al Qaeda and once controlled much of Somalia.

Oct 27, 2016, 00:32 AM IST

Somali pirates free 26 hostages held captive for nearly five years

Twenty-six men held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, international mediators said on Saturday.

Oct 23, 2016, 10:34 AM IST

Shabaab seize Somalia town near Kenya border, several soldiers dead in attack

Heavily-armed Shabaab fighters seized control of a Somali town near the Kenyan border on Friday after an attack on an army base that left several soldiers dead, local officials and residents said.

Sep 17, 2016, 03:17 AM IST

Car bomb kills five soldiers outside Somali president's palace: Police

A car bomb claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants killed five soldiers outside the president's palace in the Somali capital of Mogadishu and badly damaged two nearby hotels, police said.

Aug 30, 2016, 16:19 PM IST
Militants launch car bomb, gun attack on Somali police base, 10 dead

Militants launch car bomb, gun attack on Somali police base, 10 dead

Militants set off two car bombs outside a police base in Somalia's capital before gunmen stormed inside on Sunday, leaving at least 10 people dead, police said.

Jul 31, 2016, 18:05 PM IST

Suicide bomber was former Somali MP: Shabaab

A former Somali MP who joined the Shabaab group in 2010 was one of two suicide bombers who killed 13 people near a United Nations and African Union base, the militants announced on Wednesday.

Jul 27, 2016, 15:23 PM IST

Two explosions kill 8 near Mogadishu airport

At least eight people were killed on Tuesday when two huge bombs went off near Mogadishu's airport, including one close to the UN's political office in the Somali capital, a security source said.

Jul 26, 2016, 15:16 PM IST