Somalia bombing - updates

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Al-Shabaab militants claim huge Mogadishu bomb attack

Dec 31, 2019 - 9:02 AM

For the first time, Al-Shabaab apologizes to the civilian victims, but says the attack was necessary in its fight against the Somali State and its foreign backers

BOMBING. Somali soldiers secure the scene at a car bombing attack site in Mogadishu, on December 28, 2019. Photo by Abdirazak Hussein Farah/AFP

Death toll in Somalia bombing climbs to 81 – gov't

Dec 30, 2019 - 8:55 PM

No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing, though President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed blames Islamist group Al-Shabaab

AFTERMATH. Somali soldiers secure the scene at a car bombing attack site in Mogadishu, Somalia, on December 28, 2019. Photo by Abdirazak Hussein Farah/AFP

15 killed as Shabaab bomb busy Somali restaurant

Mar 28, 2019 - 8:16 PM

(UPDATED) Security officials and witnesses report bodies strewn on the ground as plumes of smoke rose high into the air after the bomb detonated on Mogadishu's Maka Al-Mukarama road

Report finds 512 died in deadliest Somalia bombing

Dec 02, 2017 - 7:27 PM

An earlier death toll of 358 already makes the October 14 bombing the deadliest terrorist attack in Somalia's history

A picture taken on October 20, 2017 in Mogadishu shows destroyed cars on the scene of a massive truck bomb attack in which at least 276 people were killed and 300 injured on October 14 in the deadliest ever attack to hit the conflict-torn nation.  File photo by Mohamed Abdowahab

Somalia suicide truck bombing kills more than 20

Dec 11, 2016 - 3:23 PM

UPDATED The Shabaab group claims responsibility for the attack in the seaport area saying the target was a nearby military base

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / People carry the body of a victim at the scene of a car bomb attack near the port of the capital Mogadishu, on December 11, 2016.  More than 20 people were killed on December 11 in a suicide truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said, in a fresh strike claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group. / AFP PHOTO / Mohamed ABDIWAHAB

At least 30 killed in Somalia restaurant bombings

Feb 29, 2016 - 5:31 PM

Shebab Islamists claim responsibility for the deadly blasts at a crowded restaurant

People and soldiers search in the rubble of a destroyed building on 28 February, 2016 in Baidoa after twin explosions in the Somali city killed at least 30 people.  An initial car bomb struck a popular restaurant in a busy part of the regional capital on Sunday afternoon, with a suicide bomber nearby hitting people as they fled the area. The Al-Qaeda aligned Shebab jihadists claimed responsiblity for the attacks, saying local officials were targeted.  / AFP / -

Somalia's Shebab kill at least 6 in Mogadishu hotel car bombing

Jul 27, 2015 - 8:35 AM

The suicide attack the latest in a string of bomb blasts and killings in the war torn Horn of Africa nation comes as US President Barack Obama left neighboring Kenya and headed to Ethiopia

GUTTED. Somali security officers gather around Jazeera Palace Hotel which was attacked by Islamist militant group Shebab in Mogadishu, Somalia, July 26, 2015. Said Yusuf Warsame/EPA