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October 19, 2017 1:31 AM Thousands march over 'Somalia's '9/11'

Two people have been arrested over Saturday's attack that was meant to target Mogadishu's heavily fortified international airport, where several countries have their embassies, the officials said. Wearing red headbands, a crowd gathered at a Mogadishu stadium and shouted slogans against al-Shabab, which has long targeted the city, but has not commented

October 18, 2017 10:14 PM Why Isn't Somalia's '9/11' Drawing as Much Global Attention?

Somalians are calling the twin truck bombing—one of the world’s deadliest attacks in years—their 9/11, but the assault has drawn little global attention compared to extremist attacks in the U.S. and Europe. Hashtags like #PrayForSomalia and #IAmMogadishu, referring to the eastern African country’s capital where more than 300 were killed, failed to trend

October 18, 2017 9:04 PM Jubilee MPs accuse NASA leaders of trying to obstruct police from doing their job

Billionaire businessman Jimi Wanjigi has accused the State of persecuting him for falling out with President Uhuru Kenyatta. Mr Wanjigi, who spoke after emerging from hiding, faulted the Government following a 72-hour siege on his palatial home in Muthaiga, Nairobi. The three-day lockdown by officers from the paramilitary General Service Unit, Directorate

October 18, 2017 8:25 PM 'Where are the others?': Somalia praises "genuine brother" Turkey for bombs response

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Turkey’s swift response to Somalia’s deadliest truck bombing drew praise from survivors and officials who called Ankara their “only genuine” international partner. It is an implicit challenge to Western backers that spend billions on security but have not, in the view of many Somalis; jumped to help. “Whenever there is a problem

October 18, 2017 5:08 PM Two arrested in connection with Somalia bombing as thousands march in defiance over attack

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA—As thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia’s capital Wednesday in a show of defiance after the country’s deadliest attack, officials shared a detailed account of how Saturday’s truck bombing that killed more than 300 was carried out. They said two people have been arrested. Wearing red headbands, the crowd of mostly young

October 18, 2017 1:19 PM Arrests made in Somalia bombing that killed hundreds

Militant group al-Shabaab has not commented on attacks, which may have been intended for airport Thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia's capital Wednesday in a show of defiance after the country's deadliest attack, as officials said two people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's massive truck bombing that killed more than 300. Wearing 2

October 18, 2017 12:26 PM Thousands march in Somali capital as attack details emerge

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - As thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia's capital Wednesday in a show of defiance after the country's deadliest attack, officials shared a detailed account of how Saturday's truck bombing that killed more than 300 was carried out. They said two people have been arrested. Wearing red headbands, the crowd of mostly 2

October 18, 2017 12:06 PM Shots fired as thousands join anti-bombing protest in Somali capital

Wearing red headbands, the crowd of mostly young men and women marched through Mogadishu amid tight security. They were answering a call to unity by mayor Thabit Abdi, who said: "We must liberate this city which is awash with graves." Some in Somalia have called the bombing their 9/11, while asking why one of the world's deadliest attacks in years has not drawn 2

October 18, 2017 11:01 AM The Latest: 2 arrested in connection with Somalia bombing

Officials in Somalia say two people have been arrested in connection with Saturday's massive truck bombing that killed more than 300. Angry protesters march near the scene of Saturday's massive truck bomb attack in which over 300 people were killed in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Thousands of people took to the streets of Somalia's capital 2

October 18, 2017 11:01 AM Somalia Truck Bomb May Have Been ‘Revenge Attack’ for U.S. Raid That Killed Civilians

The double truck bombing that killed over 300 people in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu may have been carried out as a revenge attack after a U.S.-Somali raid killed 10 civilians. The driver came from Bariire, a small town around 30 miles west of Mogadishu. Both vehicles used in Saturday’s attack set out from the Bariire. U.S. and Somali forces conducted