Category: Mogadishu

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Somalia seizes $9.6m from UAE plane in Mogadishu

Somalia’s government says it has seized several bags of money worth almost $10m from a plane that arrived at Mogadishu airport from the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi. The money was found in three unmarked bags on a Royal Jet plane, the Somali interior ministry said, and its seizure resulted in an hours-long standoff…

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Deadly automobile bomb blast rocks Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

At least 14 people have been killed in a car bomb blast outside a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, according to a government official. The explosion on Thursday happened near Weheliye hotel on the busy Maka Al-Mukarrama Road. A spokesman for the Somali interior ministry confirmed the death toll to Al Jazeera, adding that 10…

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Double bombing rocks Somalia’s Mogadishu

A double suicide car bomb blast followed by gunfire has left at least 18 people dead and wounded 20 others in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.  A loud explosion reportedly took place on Friday, followed by a second blast and sustained gunfire which broke out near the president’s residence. The Aamin ambulance service, which confirmed the death toll,…