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Mogadishu: Capital of Somalia
Mogadishu, locally known as Xamar or Hamar, is the capital and most populous city of Somalia. Located in the coastal Banadir region on the Somali Sea, the city has served as an important port for millennia. The original inhabitants are known as Reer Xamar. As of 2017, it had a population of 2,425,000 residents. Mogadishu is the nearest foreign mainland city to Seychelles, at a distance of 835 mi (1,344 km) over the Somali Sea.

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Nine injured in Somali bombing flown to Turkey for treatment

Nine people injured in a bomb attack on Saturday in Somalia, including three Turkish nationals, were being flown to Turkey on Tuesday for medical treatment, Turkey's ambassador to Mogadishu said.
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Car bomb attack wounds Turkish contractors, police near Somali capital

Somali insurgents linked to al Qaeda claimed responsibility for a car bombing on Saturday that wounded at least 15 people in Afgoye, northwest of the capital Mogadishu.
Reuters - Published

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Al Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Somalia blast [Video]Al Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Somalia blast

Islamist group al Shabaab on Monday claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people over the weekend while Somalia said a foreign government that it did not identify..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Mogadishu blast: Turkey sends doctors, medical aid to Somalia [Video]Mogadishu blast: Turkey sends doctors, medical aid to Somalia

Mogadishu blast: Turkey sends doctors, medical aid to Somalia

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:00Published

Truck bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia capital kills at least 79 [Video]Truck bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia capital kills at least 79

Truck bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia capital kills at least 79

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:00Published

Somalia attack : rush-hour car bomb kills at least 79 in Mogadishu [Video]Somalia attack : rush-hour car bomb kills at least 79 in Mogadishu

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:43Published

Somalia explosion : car bomb attack in Mogadishu [Video]Somalia explosion : car bomb attack in Mogadishu

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At least 90 killed in Mogadishu checkpoint blast [Video]At least 90 killed in Mogadishu checkpoint blast

An explosion at a bustling checkpoint in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday (December 28) killed at least 90 people and wounded dozens, an ambulance service official said, the latest in a string..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:42Published

Deadly car bomb in Somali capital [Video]Deadly car bomb in Somali capital

At least 60 people have been killed in a car bomb blast at a busy security check-point in Somalia's capital. Police captain Mohamed Hussein said the blast targeted a tax collection centre during the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:33Published

Dozens killed in Mogadishu car bomb attack: Police [Video]Dozens killed in Mogadishu car bomb attack: Police

Large plume of black smoke seen above Somali capital as some 100 people, including children, rushed to hospitals.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

 

Islamist group al Shabaab claims Somalia bomb attack that killed three

Islamist militant group al Shabaab said it was responsible for a bomb blast on Wednesday near the presidential palace and other government buildings in Somalia's capital Mogadishu that city authorities..
Reuters - Published

Somalia bomb attack wounds 11

A bomb exploded at a busy junction in Mogadishu on Wednesday, wounding at least 11 people, the head of the rescue service in the Somali capital said.
Reuters - Published

Loud explosion heard in Somalia's Mogadishu at a busy junction

A loud explosion went off in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday at a busy junction near buildings which house several government offices, witnesses said.
Reuters - Published

New Year brings hope, grief to Somali family devastated by bomb blast

As wounded men screaming for their mothers were brought into a Mogadishu hospital after a huge truck bomb on Saturday, doctors fought to save eight month-old Mohammed Hassan, whose mother was already..
Reuters - Published

Al Qaeda ally claims responsibility for Somalia blast that killed 90 people

Islamist group al Shabaab on Monday claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people over the weekend while Somalia said a foreign government that it did not identify..
Reuters - Published

Somalia says unnamed country behind blast that killed 90 people

Somalia said an unnamed country helped plan Saturday's bomb explosion in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people, and added it would investigate the assault with help from a foreign intelligence..
Reuters - Published

Turkey evacuates wounded after deadly Mogadishu blast

A Turkish military cargo plane landed in the Somali capital on Sunday to evacuate people badly wounded in a devastating truck bombing that killed at least 90 people including two Turkish nationals.
Reuters - Published

From newlywed to widow on a deadly morning in Mogadishu

Her ears still ringing from the deafening sound of an explosion near her home in the Somali capital on Saturday morning, 18-year-old Qali Ibrahim frantically dialed her husband’s mobile phone...
Reuters - Published

Truck bomb kills at least 90 in Mogadishu: international organization

At least 90 people were killed when a bomb-laden truck exploded at a busy checkpoint in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, an international organization working in the country said, in the..
Reuters - Published

At least 90 people killed in Mogadishu checkpoint blast: international organization

At least 90 people were killed and dozens were wounded when a bomb-laden vehicle exploded at a bustling checkpoint in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, an international organization working in..
Reuters - Published

Mogadishu checkpoint blast kills at least 61: ambulance official

An explosion at a busy checkpoint in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday killed at least 61 people and wounded dozens, an ambulance service official said, the latest in a string of deadly attacks.
Reuters - Published

Blast at busy Mogadishu checkpoint kills 13, injures dozens: witnesses

An explosion at a busy checkpoint in Somalia's capital killed at least 13 people and injured dozens on Saturday, a local resident and a Reuters witness said, amid persistent insecurity in the Horn of..
Reuters - Published

Somali security forces kill 5 al Shabaab fighters to end hotel siege

Somali security forces shot dead five Al Shabaab gunmen, who had killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a hotel near the presidential residence in Mogadishu on Tuesday night,..
Reuters - Published

Mortar bombs strike Somalia's Mogadishu airport, six injured: source

At least three mortar bombs were fired on Sunday at Mogadishu’s international airport, injuring at least six people in the compound where several embassies are located, a diplomatic source said.
Reuters - Published

U.S. re-opens embassy in Somali capital amid persisting Islamist violence

The United States announced on Wednesday it had re-opened its embassy in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, nearly three decades after it was shut down, underscoring deepening ties between the two nations..
Reuters - Published

Somalia fights to standardize schools with first new curriculum since civil war began

Every school day, Shuayb Muhidin travels Mogadishu's battle-scarred streets to get to Banadir Zone School. For years, the government has battled Islamist insurgents but now authorities are also turning..
Reuters - Published

Twin Somali attacks hit U.S. special forces base, Italian convoy

Somali insurgents mounted their most ambitious attack yet on Monday on a U.S. special forces base used to train Somali commandos and launch drone strikes, while an Italian military convoy was hit in a..
Reuters - Published

Somalia’s al Shabaab raid military base, loot weapons

Fighters belonging to Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed an army base near the capital Mogadishu on Sunday, looted it for weapons and then withdrew, a military source, residents and the..
Reuters - Published

Leader of Somalia's Jubbaland, at odds with Mogadishu, wins new term

The president of Jubbaland, a Somali region critical to East Africa's fight against the Islamist militants of al Shabaab, won a new term on Thursday, highlighting a growing rift between the federal..
Reuters - Published

Somali president replaces security chiefs and Mogadishu mayor

Somalia's president announced on Thursday a major shake-up of the country's security chiefs as well as a replacement for the mayor of Mogadishu after Abdirahman Omar Osman died of his wounds following..
Reuters - Published

Somalia says blind female suicide bomber killed Mogadishu mayor

The suicide bomber who killed the mayor of Mogadishu and six other people last month was a blind, female employee of the municipal government who was assisted by a fellow worker, Somalia's internal..
Reuters - Published

Mogadishu's mayor dies in Qatar while getting treatment for wounds

The mayor of Somalia's capital Mogadishu has died of wounds sustained in a suicide bomb attack on his office, government officials said on Thursday. He died in Qatar where he had gone for treatment..
Reuters - Published

Mogadishu mayor, once a London councillor, wounded in a blast

The mayor of Mogadishu had fled Somalia for Britain as a refugee and earned a master's degree, citizenship and years of experience as a councillor in London before deciding to return home to help..
Reuters - Published

Suicide attack kills six at Mogadishu government headquarters: official

A suicide bombing at municipal government headquarters in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday killed six people including district commissioners and local government chiefs, the country's..
Reuters - Published

Mayor of Mogadishu, others hurt in Somalia suicide blast: relative

A suicide bomb attack on the local government headquarters injured the mayor of Mogadishu and several other Somali officials on Wednesday, a relative of one of the victims told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

At least 17 killed in bomb attack in Somalia capital

At least 17 people were killed and 28 others wounded when a bomb went off outside a hotel near the international airport in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Monday, medical officials said.
Reuters - Published

Loud explosion and gunfire heard in Somali capital Mogadishu

A loud explosion was heard in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Monday morning, followed by heavy gunfire.
Reuters - Published

Somalia executes three al Shabaab members over 2017 hotel attack

Somalia executed three men on Wednesday convicted of participating in the bombing of a Mogadishu hotel that killed 18 people in 2017 as members of the insurgent group al Shabaab, the state-run news..
Reuters - Published

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