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Fighting kills 15 and wounds more in Mogadishu

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 27, 2010 | No Comments

Mortar attacks killed 15 people and wounded 54 in Mogadishu, Somalia on April 27. In the first salvo, two mortar shells landed on the tailor district. "I have seen 9 dead people in the tailor district in Hamarweyne," Hanad Abdi,...

Suicide Bomber Killed While Attacking African Union Base in Mogadishu

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 27, 2010 | No Comments

A suicide bomber driving a truck full of explosives has been killed by African Union peacekeepers in Mogadishu, Somalia, after he charged towards the AU's base. "The anti-peace elements attempted a desperate suicide attack on our troops," Major Barigye Ba-Hoku,...

Somali Pirates Unify, Prepare for War to Defend Against Expected Assault on Stronghold

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 25, 2010 | No Comments

MOGADISHU---Somali pirates have militarily unified and warned al-Shabaab not to enter their stronghold of Haradheere after the militants seized two nearby towns from politically moderate Islamists. Al-Shabaab seized the town of Eldher 150km to the east of Haradheere from Ahlu...

Masons Beheaded in Mogadishu for Helping Build New Parliament Building

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 23, 2010 | No Comments

Residents in northern Mogadishu, Somalia discovered five headless bodies displayed near the Barakat Cemetery on Wednesday. Two notes were left on the bodies that said: "These men were killed for helping the construction of the new parliament building." Residents in...

11 People Killed in Fighting in Central Somalia

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 21, 2010 | No Comments

At least 11 people have been killed and 25 others were injured in heavy fighting between the politically moderate Ahlu Sunna Waljamaca Islamists and hard-line Al-Shabaab in central Somalia. Al-Shabaab lost a strategically important town as a result of the...

Man Sentenced to Death for Molesting His Granddaughter

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 20, 2010 | No Comments

A court in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland in northern Somalia has sentenced a 40-year-old man to death for molesting his 3-year-old granddaughter. The man's wife testified that she saw the young girl bleeding after the attack by Abdiqadir Mohamed,...

A Hundred Ethiopian Immigrants Deported from Northeast Somalia

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 19, 2010 | No Comments

Security forces in the semi-autonomous Puntland of northeast Somalia have detained at least 110 Ethiopian immigrants attempting to cross the sea to Yemen, officials told Tiziano Saturday. Witnesses in the coastal town of Bossaso say the troops arrested the immigrants...

School Bells Banned in Somalian Town

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 17, 2010 | No Comments

Somalia's Islamist Al-Shabaab group has banned bells from schools and ordered students to wear conservative Muslim clothes. Masked militants with loudspeakers ordered a ban on the ringing of school bells in Jowhar, a town 90 kilometers north of Mogadishu. "They...

Hundreds of Monkeys Swarm Drought-Ravaged Somaliland Town, Five Injured

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 14, 2010 | No Comments

Hundreds of monkeys converged on a Somaliland town triggering an hours-long battle between besieged residents the attacking apes that left five residents injured. Some 200 monkeys that residents described as "thirsty" stormed the town of Burao and invaded people's homes...

Shelling in Mogadishu Kills 18 and Injures 40

By Abdinasir Mohamed Guled on Apr 12, 2010 | No Comments

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA -- Almost 20 civilians were wounded in heavy mortar shellings that struck a large market as government troops and insurgents exchanged fire. "We have collected 18 dead people and 40 injured from the Bakaara market alone," Ali Muse,...

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