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Islamic militants attack hotel in Somalia

by Leigh Jones
Posted 2/26/16, 03:55 pm

The Somali-based terror group al-Shabaab is claiming responsibility for an attack in the country’s capital today that left at least 14 dead and many others wounded.

The attack at the SYL hotel in Mogadishu began when a suicide bomber ran his car into the security barricades and blew himself up. In the confusion that followed the explosion, four gunmen stormed the hotel entrance, opening fire on security guards and civilians. At least nine bystanders were killed, along with the five attackers.

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Experts say bomb likely ripped hole in plane over Somalia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/03/16, 11:40 am

A commercial airliner with more than 70 passengers onboard made an emergency landing minutes after takeoff from Somalia when an explosion blew a hole in its side.

The plane, operated by Daallo Airlines, was headed for Djibouti on Tuesday but barely made it out of Somalia’s Mogadishu airport when the explosion occurred. The blast injured two passengers, and Somali authorities are trying to confirm reports that one man fell from the plane.

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Midday Roundup: Pro-life activists stare down epic blizzard

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 1/22/16, 12:30 pm

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