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attacks in somalia - a 2017 timeline


somalia has witnessed some of its deadliest attacks this year.






somalia: seven killed in mogadishu car bombing


a massive blast outside a coffee shop in somalia's capital kills at least seven as a series of attacks continues.






a timeline of deadly attacks in russia


several people lay flowers near where a bomb blast tore through a subway train in st. petersburg, russia. (dmitry lovetsky/associated press) a timeline of deadly attacks in russia by alene tchekmedyian april 3, 2017 nearly a dozen people were killed monday in a subway train explosion in st. petersburg,...






somalia faces presidential election under threat of attack


mogadishu, somalia (ap) — somalia holds a groundbreaking presidential election wednesday amid a security lockdown that has closed the capital’s international airport and cleared major streets. fears of attacks by islamic extremist group al-shabab have limited the election to the country’s legislators, who will vote at a heavily guarded former air force base in the […]






us steps up in somalia as al-shabab proves a stubborn foe


mogadishu, somalia (ap) — with frequent suicide bombings and assaults on somalia’s hotels and military targets, the islamic extremist group al-shabab has proved more resilient than expected, leading president donald trump’s administration to pursue wider military involvement here as current strategies, including drone attacks, are not enough, security experts say. senior u.s. officials have said […]






timeline: when mass murder and mayhem turn entertainment into tragedy


live music concerts have been the frequent targets of mass attacks. a timeline of tragedy.






somalia pirates: anger fuels return of ship attacks


locals say pirate attacks will continue and blame the government in puntland for granting foreigners fishing permits.






blue skies over somalia


the election of mohammed abdullahi farmajo as somalia's president has inspired optimism for the future of somalia.






bombings in mogadishu - a 2017 timeline


the somali capital has witnessed some of its deadliest attacks this year.






pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in somalia


the pentagon wants to expand the military's ability to battle al-qaida-linked militants in somalia, potentially putting u.s. forces closer to the fight against a stubborn extremist group that has plotted attacks against america, senior u.s. officials said.






pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in somalia


the pentagon wants to expand the military's ability to battle al-qaida-linked militants in somalia, potentially putting u.s. forces closer to the fight against a stubborn extremist group that has plotted attacks against america, senior u.s. officials said.






somali pirates ‘motivated by drought:’ us commander


pirates in somalia are being driven to the seas by a devastating drought, says the top u.s. military commander in africa. a spate of pirate attacks have occurred off the coast of somalia in recent months after a five-year hiatus in the region. piracy cost the global economy billions of dollars befor...






us officials say pirates have returned to waters off somalia


pirates have returned to the waters off somalia, but the spike in attacks on commercial shipping does not yet constitute a trend, senior u.s. officials said sunday.






u.s. officials say pirates have returned to waters off somalia


pirates have returned to the waters off somalia, but the spike in attacks on commercial shipping does not yet constitute a trend, senior u.s. officials said sunday.






a timeline of recent attacks on egypt's christians


sunday's bombings of two coptic churches in separate cities claimed by the islamic state group are the latest attacks on egypt's embattled christian minority, increasingly targeted by is and affiliated militants.






us steps up in somalia as al-shabab proves a stubborn foe


with frequent suicide bombings and assaults on somalia's hotels and military targets, the islamic extremist group al-shabab has proved more resilient than expected, leading president donald trump's administration to pursue wider military involvement here as current strategies, including drone attacks, are not enough, security experts say.






pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in somalia


washington (ap) — the pentagon wants to expand the military’s ability to battle al-qaida-linked militants in somalia, potentially putting u.s. forces closer to the fight against a stubborn extremist group that has plotted attacks against america, senior u.s. officials said. the recommendations sent to the white house would allow u.s special operations forces to increase […]






somalia truck bombing toll over 300 as scores missing


more than 300 people are dead after the truck bombing in somalia's capital and scores of others remain missing, authorities said monday, as the fragile horn of africa nation reeled from one of the world's worst attacks in years. as funerals continued, the government said the death toll is expected...






somalia’s death toll now at 358 as ‘state of war’ planned


mogadishu, somalia (ap) — the death toll in somalia’s deadliest attack has risen to 358 while dozens remain missing. somalia’s president will announce a “state of war” against the al-shabab extremist group blamed for the bombing, the prime minister said. the united states is expected to play a supporting role in the new offensive that […]






somalia truck bombing toll over 300 as scores missing


more than 300 people were killed in the weekend truck bombing in somalia's capital and scores remained missing, authorities said monday, as the fragile horn of africa nation reeled from one of the world's worst attacks in years. as funerals continued, the government said the death toll was expected...






funerals begin as somalia truck bombing toll reaches 276


mogadishu, somalia (ap) — funerals have begun and the death toll is expected to rise as somalia reels from the deadliest single attack it’s ever experienced. the government says 276 were killed in saturday’s truck bombing in mogadishu and about 300 others are injured. somalia is blaming the al-shabab extremist group, which has not commented. […]






us carries out airstrike against al-shabab in somalia


mogadishu, somalia (ap) — the u.s. military says it has carried out an airstrike against al-shabab in somalia as the trump administration quietly steps up efforts against the deadliest islamic extremist group in africa. pentagon spokeswoman maj. audricia m. harris said the strike occurred sunday afternoon somalia time and the u.s. was assessing the results. […]






death toll from blast in somalia’s capital rises to 53


mogadishu, somalia (ap) — the death toll from a huge truck bomb blast in somalia’s capital rose to 53 as hospitals struggled to cope with the high number of casualties, security and medical sources said sunday. more than 60 others were injured. somalia’s government has yet to release the exact death toll from an explosion […]






somalia’s new leader declares drought national disaster


mogadishu, somalia (ap) — somalia’s new president declared a national disaster tuesday for a drought that threatens millions of people and is creating fears of a full-blown famine. the statement from the office of president mohamed abdullahi mohamed said he has appealed for help from the international community and somalia’s diaspora of 2 million. combating […]






somalia’s new army chief survives car bomb that kills 13


mogadishu, somalia (ap) — somalia’s new military chief survived a suicide car bomb attack on sunday that killed 13 people, police say. gen. mohamed ahmed jimale had just been sworn into office and was traveling in a convoy with senior military officials when the bomb exploded near somalia’s defense ministry compound in mogadishu, police say. […]






somalia: 110 dead from hunger in past 48 hours in drought


mogadishu, somalia (ap) — somalia’s prime minister announced saturday that 110 people have died from hunger in the past 48 hours in a single region as a severe drought threatens millions of people across the country. it was the first death toll announced by somalia’s government since it declared the drought a national disaster on […]






rising deportations to somalia raise concerns in minnesota


eight months into the fiscal year, deportations to somalia have already outpaced last year’s record-setting numbers. nationally, more than 260 people were deported to somalia since october.






a sad timeline of militant attacks in pakistan


militant attacks in pakistan have killed hundreds of people over the last three years, including many women and children. on friday, security forces carried out sweeping raids, gunning down and arresting dozens, a day after a massive suicide bombing killed 88 worshipers at a sufi shrine in the...






us sends dozens of troops to somalia, 1st time in decades


mogadishu, somalia (ap) — the u.s. military is sending dozens of regular troops to somalia in the largest such deployment to the horn of africa country in roughly two decades. the united states pulled out of somalia after 1993, when two helicopters were shot down in the capital, mogadishu, and bodies of americans were dragged […]






somalia blames saudi-led coalition for deadly strike on boat


mogadishu, somalia (ap) — somalia’s government on saturday blamed the saudi-led coalition for friday’s attack on a boat that killed at least 42 somali refugees off the coast of war-torn yemen, calling the assault by a military vessel and a helicopter gunship “horrific.” somalia urged the united states-supported coalition to investigate. the boat was packed […]






timeline of attacks in turkey


bombings since start of 2015 have mostly been blamed on isil and armed kurdish groups.






pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in somalia


washington (ap) — the pentagon wants to expand the military’s ability to battle al-qaida-linked militants in somalia, potentially putting u.s. forces closer to the fight against a stubborn extremist group that has plotted attacks against america, senior u.s. officials said. the recommendations sent to the white house would allow u.s special operations forces to increase […]






a timeline of recent attacks on egypt’s christians


cairo (ap) — sunday’s bombings of two coptic churches in separate cities claimed by the islamic state group are the latest attacks on egypt’s embattled christian minority, increasingly targeted by is and affiliated militants. the copts have long been a favored target of extremists — they were struck with a similar church bombing just weeks […]






somalia’s internet outage costing country $10 million a day


hargeisa, somalia (ap) — somalia’s government says a widespread internet outage that began roughly two weeks ago is costing the horn of africa nation about $10 million each day and is a “major disaster.” the post and telecommunications minister, abdi anshur hassan, told a press conference saturday that somalia has lost more than $130 million […]






us says drone strike in somalia kills 1 al-shabab extremist


mogadishu, somalia (ap) — the u.s. military says it has killed an al-shabab extremist with a drone strike in somalia. a brief statement from the u.s. africa command says the airstrike was carried out thursday near barawe town in southern somalia’s lower shabelle region. a u.s. africa command spokesman, lt. cmdr. anthony falvo, tells the […]