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Somalia Bombing Takes Ghastly Civilian Toll

At Least 230 Dead, Hundreds Wounded in Mogadishu Attack The horrific bombing in a crowded and bustling area in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday is a grim reminder of how deadly the country’s armed conflict remains for ordinary Somalis.A bomb-laden truck exploded at a busy junction in central Mogadishu lined with government buildings, restaurants, hotels, […]

October 16th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »


PRESS STATEMENT The Somali Congress of Trade Unions (SOCOTU) joins the entire country in mourning the deaths of hundreds of civilians and workers killed in yesterday’s heinous suicide attack. The attack which is believed to be carried out by the terror groups in the country has claimed the lives of more than 250 people and […]

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World leaders from the United States, UK, Turkey, Canada and France strongly condemned the weekend truck bombing in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which left at least 276 people dead. USA In a statement released on Sunday, Washington condemned the bombing “in the strongest terms”. The US “will continue to stand with the Somali government, its […]

October 16th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

Somalia: SRCS volunteers among the casualties of attack in Mogadishu

Mogadishu/Nairobi – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) mourn the loss of life of four SRCS volunteers killed amongst many others following the huge explosion that detonated in a very busy street of Mogadishu yesterday. This figure may rise as there are a number of volunteers […]

October 15th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

AMISOM condemns terrorist attack in Mogadishu

Mogadishu- The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, strongly condemns the terrorist attack on the residents of Mogadishu, on Saturday afternoon, that led to the loss of life and property. The barbaric attack points to a trend in which areas known for vibrant activity and […]

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The Latest: 1 journalist killed, others hurt in Somali blast

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on explosion in Somalia’s capital (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Local journalists say one freelance journalist was killed in Saturday’s massive bombing in Somalia’s capital and several were injured. Voice of America says one of its reporters, Abdulkaidr Mohamed Abdulle, is among the injured. Police and hospital sources say […]

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A Freelance Cameraman Dies and 4 Other Journalists Wounded After Mogadishu’s Suicide Attack

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ is dismayed by the suicide attack targeted to heavily populated KM5 junction in Mogadishu which caused the death and injuries of of many innocent people on Saturday afternoon. A freelance Cameraman Ali Nur Siyaad is confirmed dead and this morning was buried in Mogadishu. The 26 years old […]

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UN in Somalia condemns ‘barbaric’ bombings in Mogadishu

The United Nations in Somalia strongly condemned today’s blasts in the capital, Mogadishu, which reportedly killed or injured dozens of people. In a tweet, the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) denounced the “barbaric bombings in Mogadishu targeting civilians.” The head of UNSOM and UN Special Representative of Secretary-General in the country Michael Keating tweeted […]

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Somalia: At least 30 dead in Mogadishu blasts

A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 30 people, police say. Dozens more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. Police say two people were killed in a second bomb attack in the Madina district of the […]

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At least 22 people killed in two Somalia bombings

Two car bombs in separate parts of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu killed at least 22 people today and injured several others, police said. The first explosion – in the city’s K5 Junction area which is lined with government offices, hotels, and restaurants – destroyed several buildings and set dozens of vehicles on fire. “We know that […]

October 14th, 2017 | Posted in english | Read More »

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