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Extremists in Somalia kill 8 army soldiers, says official

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's extremist rebels have killed at least eight soldiers in an ambush in the country's south, said a military official. Two other soldiers are missin...

Extremists release 2 Cuban doctors in Somalia, officials say

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab has released two Cuban doctors who were kidnapped in Kenya and held for a year and a half in neighboring Somalia, officials say....

Suicide bomber kills 2, wounds 6 outside mosque in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in the southern port city of Kismayo as Friday prayers ended, killing two people. Sahal Nur ...

Suicide bomber kills 3, including child, in Somali capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali official says a suicide bomber killed at least three civilians, including a young boy, at a restaurant in Somalia's capital Wednesday evening. Isma...

US soldier hurt, 2 Somali soldiers dead in al-Shabab attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A U.S. soldier was wounded and two Somali soldiers were killed when an al-Shabab suicide bomber tried to pass a checkpoint and attack a military compound in southern Somalia ...

Somalia executes soldiers convicted for boy’s fatal rape

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two Somalia soldiers were executed Tuesday after being convicted of raping a 10-year-old boy who died from the bleeding, officials say. The executions of t...

Somali police suspend prison warden after deadly riot

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The warden of the central prison in Somalia’s capital has been suspended following a recent riot at the facility in which 19 people were killed, an official said Monday. ...

Somalia police report blast, gunfire at Mogadishu hotel

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says a car bomb went off at a beachside hotel in Mogadishu, the capital, followed by heavy gunfire. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said that ...

Severe flooding displaces scores of thousands in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Severe flooding continues to displace thousands of people in Somalia. The government in recent days issued new warnings to communities living along the Jubba an...

Police say 19 inmates, guards killed in Somalia prison riot

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali police officer says at least 19 people were killed during a riot in the central prison in Somalia's capital on Monday evening. Abdiqani Mohamed Qalaf,...

Suicide car bomber explodes outside Somali military base

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gates of a military base in Somalia's capital. Col. Ahmed Muse s...

Final days of hajj and Eid festival impacted by coronavirus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Small groups of pilgrims performed one of the final rites of the Islamic hajj on Friday as Muslims worldwide marked the start of the Eid al-Adha holiday amid a globa...

Somalia sees internet blackout after prime minister ousted

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An internet blackout across large parts of southern and central Somalia ended Monday after what critics called an attempt by the government to control information amid fears of p...

UN cargo plane crashes in Somalia, 3 crew members survive

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali official says a United Nations cargo plane carrying humanitarian aid has crashed at an airport in central Somalia and the three crew members survived. ...

Somalia's army chief survives bombing of his convoy; 1 dead

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia’s army chief has survived an assassination attempt when a suicide car bomber targeted his convoy in the Somali capital Monday, officials said. At least one person was kil...