Somalia
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Al-Shabaab kills senior Somali military official

Terrorism | Analysts warn terror attacks could increase ahead of country’s elections
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/19/16, 12:23 pm

A car bomb blast on Sunday killed a Somali military general and five of his bodyguards in the capital, Mogadishu, security officials confirmed.

Gen. Mohamed Roble Jimale Gobanle and his convoy had just left the military hospital and were heading toward the defense ministry when the suicide bomber detonated the explosive-filled car next to the general’s car, Captain Ali Nur said.

“The blast was very huge,” witness Abdi Hassan told Al Jazeera. “I saw smoke and fire overshadowing the whole area.”

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Al-Shabaab kills eight in Somali beach attack

Terrorism | Islamic militants ramp up terror targeting civilians ahead of next month’s elections
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/26/16, 10:39 am

Somali security forces have ended a deadly overnight siege by extremist group al-Shabaab on a beachfront restaurant in the capital, Mogadishu, police officials said Friday morning. The attack, which began Thursday evening, killed at least eight people and two militants.

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Twin suicide bombs kill 20 in Somali town

Somalia | Islamic terrorists target new region in Somalia
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/22/16, 10:54 am

Two suicide bombers detonated car bombs at a government headquarters and a marketplace in a Sunday morning attack in Somalia, killing at least 20 people and wounding more than 30 others, police officials said.

Abdisalam Yusuf, a police official, said one bomber crashed an explosive-laden car by the gate of the local government in Galkayo in Somalia’s semiautonomous Puntland region. The second attacker detonated his car bomb in the nearby marketplace.

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