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Al-Shabaab kills 31 in Somali restaurant siege

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/15/17, 08:14 am

Al-Shabaab extremists killed at least 31 people in a nightlong siege at a popular restaurant in Somalia’s capital that ended early Thursday morning. A suicide car bomb on Wednesday evening detonated outside Pizza House and Posh Treats in Mogadishu. Gunmen stormed the Pizza House following the explosion, opening fire on customers and attempting to repel the security forces gathered outside. Witnesses recounted hiding behind tables and curtains to take cover from the bullets. Nearly 40 people sustained injuries from the attack.

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Somali soldiers kill public works minister

Somalia | The shooting comes amid high security tensions in the country
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/05/17, 11:40 am

Bodyguards of Somalia’s auditor general mistakenly shot dead a government minister Wednesday amid rising security tensions in the country, security officials confirmed.

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Al-Shabaab extremists kill Somali intelligence official

Somalia | Attacks against security officers are on the rise since the president declared war on insurgency
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/28/17, 11:09 am

Al-Shabaab extremists on Thursday shot and killed a Somali senior intelligence officer in the capital Mogadishu, security officials said. The shooting follows a string of similar attacks targeting security officials following the president’s declaration of war against the insurgent group.

Mohamud Haji Ali was sitting in front of his house when the armed extremists shot and killed him, according to a police official. The militants fled the scene before security officials arrived. Ali had worked with the Somalian National Intelligence and Security Agency.

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