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Al-Shabab admits Somali blast that killed two generals and seven guards

World Dec 7, 2018

Al-Shabab admits Somali blast that killed two generals and seven guards

Nine Somali soldiers including two generals were killed on Thursday by a blast just outside the capital Mogadishu, militants and an army official said. Islamist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility, saying it had destroyed a military pickup truck carrying the generals and their seven bodyguards near ...

World Oct 31, 2016

Shabab fighters wrest town from Somali forces

The Islamist group al-Shabab seized a town northwest of Somalia's capital from government forces on Sunday, the latest small center taken by the militant group trying to topple the country's Western-backed government. Shabab, which once ruled much of Somalia, has been fighting for years to ...

Mogadishu pilot says blast fatal if higher altitude

World Feb 8, 2016

Mogadishu pilot says blast fatal if higher altitude

The Serb pilot who landed a jetliner in Somalia with a gaping hole in its fuselage said Sunday he never doubted that it was caused by a bomb and described the security surrounding the airplane at Mogadishu Airport as "zero." A suicide bomber is suspected ...