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bombings in mogadishu - a 2017 timeline


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






why is mogadishu still a frequent target for attacks?


more than 10 years after african union peacekeepers were deployed, why is the coastal city still plagued by bombings?






timeline of attacks in turkey


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






large explosion heard in somali capital mogadishu


at least three wounded by bomb-laden vehicle in mogadishu, according to local media.






large explosion hits somali capital mogadishu


at least six people killed by bomb-laden vehicle in mogadishu, according to police and medical services.






mogadishu bombing death toll rises to 358


security officials update number of victims of saturday's attack as car bomb blast claims more lives outside mogadishu.






massive car bomb blast rocks somalia's mogadishu


police fear many casualties after 'huge' explosion outside a hotel on busy junction in the centre of capital, mogadishu.






2 mortar rounds hit near voting site day before somalia vote


mogadishu, somalia (ap) — two mortar rounds fired by suspected extremists hit near mogadishu’s international airport tuesday night, close to the heavily guarded venue where somalia’s presidential election will be held on wednesday, police said. there were no immediate reports of deaths, capt. mohamed hussein said. separately, residents in a town outside mogadishu said suspected […]






mogadishu blast: 'we have never seen such devastation'


the director of mogadishu's ambulance service recounts the horrors he saw after saturday's devastating bomb blast.






hbo's plan not to produce 'mogadishu, minnesota' draws range of local reaction


hbo announced friday that it would not continue with the series “mogadishu, minnesota.”






at least 20 killed in mogadishu market blast


powerful blast, thought to be from a car bomb, tore through shops and food stands in mogadishu's madina district.






hbo's decision not to move forward with 'mogadishu, minnesota' draws range of lo


hbo announced friday that it would not continue with the series “mogadishu, minnesota.”






at least 14 killed in mogadishu market blast


powerful blast, thought to be from a car bomb, tore through shops and food stands in mogadishu's madina district.






hbo's decision not to move forward with 'mogadishu, minnesota' draws range of lo


hbo announced friday that it would not continue with the series “mogadishu, minnesota.”






blast in somalia kills 15 in mogadishu marketplace


mogadishu, somalia (ap) — a somali police officer says a blast at a busy market in the western part of somalia’s capital killed at least 15 people. capt. mohamed hussein said the powerful blast thought to be from a car bomb tore through shops and food stands in mogadishu’s madina district sunday. he said the […]






dozens killed in mogadishu market blast


car bomb rips through a crowded market in mogadishu, killing 39 people days after somalia elected a new president.






massive car bomb blast rocks somalia's mogadishu


many casualties feared as 'huge' car bomb explosion at busy junction in the capital, mogadishu, destroys buildings.






massive car bomb blast rocks somalia's mogadishu


many casualties feared as 'huge' car bomb explosion at busy junction in central mogadishu causes widespread destruction.






hbo's decision not to move forward with 'mogadishu, minnesota' draws range of lo


pilot for controversial ‘mogadishu, minnesota’ was shot in the city.






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.






somalia leader declares country a war zone, replaces chiefs


mogadishu, somalia (ap) — somalia’s new president on thursday declared the country a war zone and replaced its military and intelligence chiefs while instructing the army to prepare a new offensive against al-shabab extremists. the shakeup is an attempt to improve the worsening security situation as the al-qaida-linked al-shabab steps up its deadly bombings in […]






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 […]






egypt declares state of emergency after church bombings


president abdel fattah el-sisi announces measure after two isil-claimed bombings at coptic churches kill dozens.






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 […]






deadly suicide bombings hit shopping district in mosul


suicide bombings kill at least three people in shopping arcade in city's east in run-up to islamic eid al-fitr holiday.






egypt's christians bury dead after is church bombings


egyptian christians are burying their dead a day after at least 44 people were killed in twin suicide bombings at palm sunday services in two separate cities.






blast in somalia kills 34 in mogadishu marketplace


somalia's new president visited victims wounded by the mogadishu car bomb that on sunday killed 34. president mohamed abdulahi mohamed offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those who planned the blast.






blast in somalia kills 34 in mogadishu marketplace


somalia's new president visited victims wounded by the mogadishu car bomb that on sunday killed 34. president mohamed abdulahi mohamed offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those who planned the blast.






somali survivors tell of bloody restaurant siege by rebels


mogadishu, somalia (ap) — somali survivors early thursday described harrowing scenes of the night-long siege of a popular mogadishu restaurant by al-shabab islamic extremists that was ended by security forces. at least 17 people, including foreigners, were dead, police and an ambulance driver said. survivors of the attack were led by soldiers from the pizza […]






indonesia arrests 3 suspects in bombings that killed police


indonesian police arrested three suspected militants friday for their alleged involvement in twin suicide bombings that killed three people in jakarta, while the islamic state group claimed it was responsible for the attack.






questions linger as timeline shifts in vegas shooting


undersheriff kevin mcmahill tried to clarify timeline after revealing maintenance man was also shot on 32nd floor






pakistani shiites press on with sit-in against twin bombings


thousands of pakistani shiites are pressing on with their sit-in, now in its sixth consecutive day, in a northwestern tribal region where twin bombings at a market killed 75 people last week.






indonesia police arrest 3 suspected militants after bombings


indonesian police said they arrested more suspected militants on monday following suicide bombings in jakarta last week that killed three policemen.






car bomb hits mogadishu cafe, killing 5, say somalia police


a car bomb has exploded at a cafe in mogadishu, somalia's capital, monday evening, killing at least five people and injuring 10 others, according to a somali police officer.






somalia car bomb kills at least 4 in capital, police say


mogadishu, somalia (ap) — a somali police officer says at least four people have been killed and more than 10 injured in a car bomb blast in the capital, mogadishu. capt. mohamed hussein says the car had been parked outside a restaurant near the city’s port. there is no immediate claim of responsibility for the […]