Somalia spokesman: Video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect
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Somalia spokesman: Video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Security video footage taken at Mogadishu airport shows two men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber after he passed through the security checkpoint, Somalia’s government spokesman said Sunday Feb. 7. At least one of the men delivering the laptop was an airport employee, government spokesman … Continue reading

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Kenyan troops pull out of Somali towns after deadly attack
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Kenyan troops pull out of Somali towns after deadly attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Kenyan forces pulled out of two towns in southern Somalia on Tuesday Jan. 26, and Islamic extremists quickly moved into one of them, residents said. The Kenyans’ withdrawal came after an attack by Islamic extremists who claimed to have killed scores of Kenyan peacekeepers recently, residents said Tuesday. The town of … Continue reading

Somalia attack turns symbol of resurgence into one of grief
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Somalia attack turns symbol of resurgence into one of grief

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Among the survivors of al-Shabab’s attack on a beachside restaurant in Somalia’s capital was Mohamed Abdiqani Kheyre. He is only 3 years old, and his mother was killed. Witnesses said the Islamic extremists entered the restaurant from the beach Thursday evening Jan. 21 , shouting “Allahu akbar,” Arabic for “God is … Continue reading

18 killed in 2 bomb attacks in Somalia
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18 killed in 2 bomb attacks in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least 18 people have been killed in two separate bomb explosions in Somalia Saturday, say Somali police officials. In the first attack 14 soldiers were killed when militants drove an explosives-laden vehicle into a training site for government soldiers in the southern port city of Kismayo, said Col. Mohamed Hassan, … Continue reading