Receive up-to-the-minute news updates on the hottest topics with NewsHub. Install now.

Search results

1-10 results from 1000 for query «somalia»

October 16, 2017 3:33 PM The Latest: New al-Shabab claims don't include bombing

The al-Shabab extremist group is claiming responsibility for a number of recent attacks in Somalia — but not Saturday's huge truck bombing that left more than 300 people dead. Somalia's government has blamed al-Shabab for the country's deadliest attack. But the extremist group has not commented on it. Instead, the SITE Intelligence Group says al-Shabab

October 16, 2017 1:41 PM Somalia attack: 165 unidentified bodies buried

As many as 165 unidentified bodies have been buried after a massive truck bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. At least 276 people have died and the government news agency Sonna says only 111 of them have been identified. A Turkish military plane is taking 40 of the injured to Turkey for medical treatment. It is the deadliest terror

October 16, 2017 1:06 PM After bombing, Somalia fears renewed al-Shabab onslaught

Saturday's truck bombing on a crowded Mogadishu street showed that al-Shabab, targeted for years by U.S. airstrikes and tens of thousands of African Union forces, has once again made a deadly comeback. Pushed from Somalia's capital in recent years, al-Shabab has retreated mostly to rural areas of the country's south, where the fragile central government 2

October 16, 2017 9:48 AM 7 Killed at Kenya School; Suspect Lynched After Being Arrested

A student who had been expelled from a high school in northern Kenya last week is suspected of returning Saturday with armed gunmen and killing six students and a guard in what appeared to be an act of revenge, officials said. The shooting occurred early Saturday at a secondary school in Lokichogio, about 90 kilometers from the Kakuma refugee camp near the Kenya-South 2

October 16, 2017 8:42 AM Somalia struggles to cope with blast aftermath

Mogadishu - Somali health workers are struggling to identify and treat the victims of the country's deadliest attack, as more than 100 people are still feared missing. A truck bomb blast on Saturday in the capital, Mogadishu, killed at least 300 people and injured more than 300. Dozens are officially missing, but Al Jazeera has learnt that the number 2

October 16, 2017 8:42 AM Somalia truck bombing toll over 300 as funerals continue

The death toll from Saturday's truck bombing in Somalia's capital is now over 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as this country reeled from the deadliest single attack it's ever experienced. More people have died of their wounds in the past few hours, said Dr. Abdulkadir Adam of Aamin Ambulance. Funerals have continued and the government 2

October 16, 2017 8:42 AM Somalia attack: Death toll rises in Mogadishu blast

At least 276 people have died in a massive bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. A Turkish military plane has arrived with medical aid. It will then evacuate about 40 of the injured to Turkey for medical treatment. It is the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007. One of the victims 2

October 16, 2017 8:42 AM Kenya condemns killing of 300 people in Mogadishu attack

President Uhuru Kenyatta has strongly condemned the weekend truck bombing in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which left about 300 people dead. The massive bomb attack took place on Saturday living hundreds wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. President Kenyatta took to his Twitter account to condemn what he termed 1

October 16, 2017 8:31 AM Somalia’s ‘deadliest attack ever’ kills 276, injures 300

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, MOGADISHU, Somalia, Oct 16 – At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping district of Mogadishu, the government said Monday, making it the “deadliest attack ever” to hit war-torn Somalia. The figure was a huge jump from an initial police estimate of 20 dead in the hours 1

October 16, 2017 6:57 AM At least 230 dead in Mogadishu blast

A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say. Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. It is the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007. President 1