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  • Car bomb blast in Somali capital kills 2

    10/28/2020 9:06:43 PM PDT · by xomething · 9 replies
    aa.com.tr ^ | 10/27/2020 | Mohammed Dhaysane
    5 others, including soldiers, also wounded in attack targeting district commissioner At least two people were killed and five wounded, including soldiers, Tuesday when a car bomb blast targeted an official in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials said. The bomb attack went off near the Sinka Dher intersection in Mogadishu. “The Al-Shabaab terrorist group targeted the Kahda district commissioner with a car bomb blast killing two people and wounding five others, including soldiers and the Kahda district spy chief,” Abdifatah Hassan, a police captain in Mogadishu, told Anadolu Agency. Speaking to Anadolu Agency by phone, Ismail Mukhtar Oronjo, a Somali...
  • Somalia: Several dead, 'hostages taken' in Mogadishu hotel attack

    08/16/2020 12:38:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    aljazeera ^ | 08/19/2020
    At least nine people have been killed and more than a dozen wounded in a gun and bomb attack by suspected al-Shabab fighters on an upmarket beachfront hotel in Somalia's capital, officials and witnesses have said. Security forces were struggling to regain control of the Elite Hotel in the Lido beach area more than an hour after the assault began on Sunday, amid fears the attackers had taken hostages. Among the dead are two government employees, three hotel security guards and four civilians, police officer Ahmed Bashane told the DPA news agency. Military vehicles could be seen taking positions around...
  • Blast rocks military base in Somali capital, at least eight dead

    08/08/2020 8:21:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    reuters ^ | 08/08/2020 | Abdi Sheikh
    A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 14, emergency workers said, and the militant group al Shabaab claimed responsiblity. Soldiers opened fire after the explosion which sent clouds of smoke into the sky... Somalia has been embroiled in deadly violence since 1991, when clan warlords overthrew leader Siad Barre and then turned on each other. Since 2008, al Shabaab has been fighting to overthrow the internationally-recognised central government and establish its rule based on its own interpretation of Islamic Sharia law.
  • Minnesota Gov. Walz asks Trump for disaster declaration after George Floyd riots trigger over $500M in damages

    07/02/2020 11:04:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/02/2020 | Michael Ruiz
    Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has asked President Trump for a federal disaster declaration in his state due to “extensive fire damage” and other destruction in the unrest that followed George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day. “We need to come together to ensure Minnesotans who were victims of this destruction have access to critical infrastructure they need so they can go to the grocery store, pick up their medication, and live their lives,” Walz said in a statement Thursday. “Together, we will rebuild.” He also appealed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for financial assistance to...
  • Majority of Minneapolis City Council commits to dismantling city's police department

    06/07/2020 7:12:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 73 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | 07 June 2020 | Tim Stelloh and Shaquille Brewster
    Councilwoman Alondra Cano tweeted the department isn’t "reformable." A majority of the Minneapolis City Council agreed Sunday to dismantle the city’s police department after the in-custody killing of George Floyd, a council member said. In an interview with NBC News, councilman Jeremiah Ellison said the council would work to disband the department in its "current iteration." "The plan has to start somewhere," he said. "We are not going to hit the eject button without a plan so today was the announcement of the formulation of that plan." Speaking during a community meeting earlier, council President Lisa Bender called the city’s...
  • Somalia: Muslims murder at least 73 with car bomb during rush hour in Mogadishu

    12/28/2019 10:52:46 PM PST · by robowombat · 18 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | DEC 28, 2019 12:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Somalia: Muslims murder at least 73 with car bomb during rush hour in Mogadishu DEC 28, 2019 12:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER 12 COMMENTS Another glimpse into the future of the West. “Somalia car bomb attack: At least 73 dead in blast during rush hour in Mogadishu,” AAP, December 28, 2019 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): A car bomb has exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia’s capital, killing at least 73 people. It was one of the deadliest attacks in Mogadishu in recent memory, and witnesses said its force reminded them of the devastating 2017 bombing that...
  • Gothic Serpent

    10/03/2019 9:55:20 AM PDT · by qaz123 · 23 replies
    N/A ^ | 03Oct19 | qaz123
    Just out of curiosity.....I wonder how many folks know or care about what happened on October 3, 1993
  • US Special Forces Base, Italian Convoy Attacked in Somalia

    Al-Shabab group claims responsibility for attack on base in Baledogle while Italy confirms convoy hit by blast. rate attacks in Somalia have targeted a US special forces base in the town of Baledogle and a European military convoy in the capital, Mogadishu. The al-Shabab armed group claimed responsibility for Monday's attack at the Baledogle base located in the Lower Shabelle region, about 100km (60 miles) west of Mogadishu.
  • Omar claimed US killed 'thousands of Somalis' in 1993 'Black Hawk Down' battle

    04/23/2019 5:49:53 PM PDT · by malach · 49 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 04.23.19 | David Martosko
    A Muslim congresswoman repeatedly condemned for anti-Semitic comments is drawing new criticism for attacking the U.S. military over its actions a quarter-century ago in her home country of Somalia. Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar wrote in a 2017 tweet that American soldiers killed 'thousands' of Somalis in the first Battle of Mogadishu, the 1993 event chronicled in the book and movie 'Black Hawk Down.' The highest published Somali death toll is the UN's estimate of 500. Many were civilians engaged in a militia battle to kill or capture a handful of U.S. soldiers after two attack helicopters were shot down...
  • The Jew Who Died for Ilhan Omar

    03/19/2019 6:30:56 PM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 18, 2019 | Gary Palmer
    Lawrence Freedman went to Somalia in 1992 as part of the U.S.-led relief effort Rep. Ilhan Omar, a freshman Democrat from Minnesota, has become widely known for her attacks on supporters of Israel. Ms. Omar is a naturalized citizen whose Somali refugee family settled in the U.S. when she was a teenager. Tens of thousands of Somali refugees relocated to the U.S.—some 25,000 in the Minneapolis area—to escape the starvation, famine and civil war that turned Somalia into a lawless, failed state in the early 1990s. Another name is worth recognition and remembrance, especially among Somali refugees: Lawrence Freedman. In...
  • Minneapolis’ ‘Little Mogadishu’ Sees 56 Percent Increase in Violent Crimes Caused by Somali Gangs

    01/06/2019 9:52:32 PM PST · by george76 · 56 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | January 2, 2019 | Anthony Gockowski
    Violent crimes increased by more than 50 percent in 2018 in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, nicknamed “little Mogadishu,” which authorities attribute to Somali gang activity in the area. Buried in a recent Star Tribune article was the fact that violent crimes jumped from 54 in 2010 to 84 in 2018, an increase in roughly 56 percent. Authorities attribute the violence to rivalries between Somali gangs, such as the Somali Mafia, the Somali Outlaws, the Hot Boyz, and Madhibaan with Attitude ... the Outlaws and Madhibaan with Attitude have a rivalry that stretches back years ... A 2013 CBS article detailed the...
  • Driver tried to hit men leaving LA synagogue: cops

    11/26/2018 11:35:48 PM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 27, 2018 | 12:00am | AP
    The suspect, Mohamed Mohamed Abdi, was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, but is now a U.S. citizen, officials said.
  • Al-Shabaab says it has killed British 'spy' in Somalia

    10/25/2018 1:23:19 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | Ruth Maclean and Jason Burke
    The Islamist terror group al-Shabaab has said it has killed five people including a Briton whom it accused of spying. Three of the men publicly shot dead in al-Shabaab-controlled territory in Somalia were accused of spying for the US government and one for Somali authorities. The fifth is thought to have been Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed, 32, a terrorism suspect who gave British authorities the slip in 2013 by cutting off his electronic tag, putting on a burqa and walking out of a west London mosque. The al-Qaida-linked group routinely shoots people accused of being spies, though often these are simply...
  • Death toll from truck bomb rises to 276 in deadliest single attack ever in Somalia's capital

    10/15/2017 4:18:28 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 10/15/17 | Helen Nianias
    Death toll from Mogadishu truck bomb rises to 276 in deadliest single attack ever in Somalia's capitalThe death toll from a truck bomb that exploded near to a hotel and market in Mogadishu rose to 276 on Sunday, making it the worst terrorist atrocity in the country's history. Saturday's savage attack targeted a busy street close to several important ministries in Somalia's capital. Officials say about 300 people were wounded. "This is the deadliest attack ever," police official Ibrahim Mohamed told AFP. "It is very difficult to get a precise number because the dead bodies were taken to different medical...
  • Somalia: At least 30 dead in Mogadishu blasts [Islam in Somalia]

    10/14/2017 11:41:36 AM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | October 14, 2017 | Staff
    A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 30 people, police say. Dozens more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. Police say two people were killed in a second bomb attack in the Madina district of the city.
  • Mogadishu: Al Shabaab militants claim hotel attack in Somalia that leaves at least 15 dead

    06/26/2016 4:20:25 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    ABC ^ | 6-25-16
    At least 15 people have been killed in an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu that was swiftly claimed by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabaab militants, police said. The death toll includes guards, civilians and militants. The assault was led by a suicide attacker driving a car laden with explosives The attack began at 4:30 pm (11:30 pm AEST) with a powerful blast followed by heavy gunfire, an AFP journalist and a witness said. The Naasa Hablood hotel in southern Mogadishu is often used by politicians and members of the Somali diaspora visiting the city.
  • Big blast rocks Mogadishu hotel

    06/25/2016 7:47:18 AM PDT · by orchestra · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/25/2016
    A large explosion has rocked a hotel in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu and there is ongoing gunfire after what is suspected to be an al-Shabab attack. The BBC's Ibrahim Aden, in Mogadishu, says the blast hit the Naso Hablod hotel, a mile from the city's airport. There is no word on casualties. Reports say there may have been a second blast. Al-Shabab Islamists frequently carry out attacks in the city in their bid to topple the Western-backed government.
  • HUGE EXPLOSION AT HOTEL IN SOMALI CAPITAL; GUNMEN INSIDE

    06/25/2016 7:46:12 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 128 replies
    AP ^ | 6-25-16 | ABDI GULED
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a Mogadishu hotel, followed by a second explosion heard inside the hotel as gunmen fought their way inside, police said Saturday. At least four bodies were seen outside the hotel, one officer said.
  • BREAKING Explosion on board an A321 few mins after taking off from Mogadishu

    02/02/2016 5:53:07 AM PST · by b4its2late · 87 replies
    Airlive.net ^ | 2/2/2016 | Airlive.net
    A Daallo Airline Airbus A321 flight D3159 made an emergency landing at Mogadishu today after an explosion soon after takeoff from Mogadishu, Somalia. A loud bang was heard followed by flames, injuring 2 passengers.
  • Explosion, gunfire heard at Mogadishu hotel

    03/27/2015 7:50:24 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3/27/15 | foxnews
    Islamic extremist fighters – possibly from the Al Shabab terror group-- stormed a popular hotel in the Somali Capital Mogadishu Friday, trapping government officials inside the building, police said. Witnesses reported hearing a large explosion and gunfire at the Maka Al Mukaram Hotel, Reuters reported. Police say gunshots were heard inside the compound but it’s unclear whether there are casualties resulting from the attack. "Al Shabaab fighters are on the top of the building and inside the hotel," Police Major Ismail Olow told Reuters. "Some government officials are inside the hotel."