Somalia: Loud explosion reportedly followed by gunfire reported in Somali capital Mogadishu

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18 January 2021
Somalia: Police said tonight's explosion in Mogadishu was a roadside bomb targeting 1 vehicle carrying a government official on 21 October Street near the Afisyoni Air Force compound, near of the airport
The explosion from suspected remote-controlled device occurred in Waberi district, in the area of 21 Oct school. Still waiting updates on any casualties
Somalia: Loud explosion reportedly followed by gunfire reported in Somali capital Mogadishu
Somali govt bans entry of armed guards in Mogadishu's international airport. Only the President, Prime Minister, Leader of the Senate and Speaker of Lower House will be allowed to take armed guards into the airport. Govt says effort is aimed at improving security of the airport
U.S. AFRICOM (@USAfricaCommand) released drone video of New Year's Day airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab
Three people were killed, six injured following two IED explosions in Bal'ad town, Sunday. Soldiers are among the victims, per reports
2 week ago
Al-Shabaab fighters raid a military base for the Kenyan forces in the towns of Hozongo and Tabto in the Juba state, southern Somalia
Pro-Al-Shabaab media publish purported photos of the aftermath of an airstrike on pro-Al-Shabaab radio station, Al-Furqaan, in Kunyo Barrow town, January 1, 2021
Somalia's al Shabaab says behind Turkish company attack, four dead
Two Turkish nationals among four people killed in a suicide bombing outside Somali capital Mogadishu claimed by the Al-Shabaab militant group, acc to officials. Turkey says 14 others have been wounded, including three
2 week ago
An explosion targeting a Turkish company in Mogadishu kills 2 and injures 11, including 4 Turks
U.S. military launched two airstrikes New Year's Day to destroy compounds in southern Somalia used by al-Qaeda linked Shabab fighters: Africa Command
3 dead and 10 injured in an attack in the southern suburbs of the Somali capital, Mogadishu
Four missiles hit Al-Furqan Radio in Kunya-barrow, all staff is safe, per the station statement. The target was not Andalus radio
Hearing there are casualties as a result of suicide bombing targeting workers at Afgoye road construction project which is funded by Qatar, implemented by a Turkish firm. There are different accounts on whether the bomber used a VBIED, motorcycle or was wearing a a suicide vest
Suspected suicide bombing has been reported in the vicinity of Hawa Abdi area, between Mogadishu and Afgoye town, early Saturday morning. Early reports say the attacker targeted road construction workers
U.S. officials say the aircraft carrier Nimitz, which is off the coast of Somalia, is expected to head back to its home port. The Nimitz was recently in the Middle East and some officials see the move as a de-escalatory ahead of the Jan 3 anniversary of the Soleimani killing
Shine Moalim Nurow, Bakol governor says SNA and Southwest state forces kill 13 militants during offensive against Al-Shabab base in Ban-Marer, 50kms away from Hudur town, south of Somalia on Tuesday. He confirmed Several soldiers perished in the counter-terrorism operation2 week ago
Shine Moalim Nurow, Bakol governor says SNA and Southwest state forces kill 13 militants during offensive against Al-Shabab base in Ban-Marer, 50kms away from Hudur town, south of Somalia on Tuesday. He confirmed Several soldiers perished in the counter-terrorism operation
IED attack targeting an elder was reported. One guard killed.
One guard was killed another injured in an explosion in Kaaraan district of Mogadishu, reports. The explosion targeted a vehicle belonging to an activist who was not in the car at the time
Explosion heard in Mogadishu
Reports from Lower Jubba region say as many as nine people were killed in a landmine explosion on Monday. The incident occurred near the town of Taabto, northeast of Dhobley when the explosion hit their vehicle . The victims include an infant2 week ago
Reports from Lower Jubba region say as many as nine people were killed in a landmine explosion on Monday. The incident occurred near the town of Taabto, northeast of Dhobley when the explosion hit their vehicle . The victims include an infant
Six civilians were killed when a vehicle they were traveling in hit a landmine explosion on Monday evening. Residents confirmed that the victims were traveling on Dhobley-Tabta road in Afmadow district
Four plain-clothed agents shot dead in Mogadishu; Al-Shabaab claims responsibility
3 week ago
Four Al Shabaab suspected militants were killed in an operation carried by KDF Special Forces in Boni Forest, Lamu. No word from the group over the claims
Somalia: Opposition leader and former president @HESharifShAhmed says the man who fired at protesters, pointed a pistol at civilians at a busy junction in Mogadishu on Friday is a soldier, urges federal govt leaders to hold him accountable
Video circulating shows a plain-clothed man armed with a pistol firing at the busy Banadir junction, Mogadishu, Dec 25. The man is also seen pointing the pistol directly at civilians. It's unclear what led to the shooting. Federal govt yet to comment on identity of the shooter
In an undated video, a man armed with a pistol is seen firing in a public place in Mogadishu. The man is also seen pointing the pistol directly at civilians. This happened at Banadir junction today, per sources. Gunman is allegedly a plain-clothed agent. No comment yet from Govt
3 week ago
US AFRICOM: The strike damaged a compound of Al-Shabaab near Sako, Somalia
3 week ago
US AFRICOM announces the launch of an air strike on the headquarters of Al-Shabaab movement near Sako in Somalia
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