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Somalia: Heavy fighting in southern Somalia kills 6, injures 11


MOGADISHU (GO)—At least six were killed and eleven were wounded in a heavy battle between Somali government troops and Al shabab militants in southern Somalia, Witnesses and Officials said. The fighting broke out on Saturday at El-Berde town of Bakool region after Somali troops raided bases near El-Berde town that are largely controlled by Al […]

Somalia:River Shebelle Floods in Afgoye


MOGADISHU(Garsoornews Online)–River shabelle flooded in Afgoye town last night after heavy rainfall in lower Shebelle and parts of Southern Somalia, Garsoornews reports. The flood has affected villages around the banks of the river where the movement of people were curtailed. Meanwhile,residents in Afgoye have expressed concern over the increasing water of the river that might […]

Somalia: Mogadishu airport resumes its flights after plane crash

An Ethiopian air force plane crashed on Friday upon landing in Mogadishu airport

MOGADISHU (Garsoornews Online)—Mogadishu International Airport has resumed its operation on Friday night after a military crashed upon landing the airport early on Friday, government said, Garsoornews reports. The deputy minister of information of the Federal Government of Somalia Abdishakur Ali Mire said the airport operation was open and that all flights can land and fly […]

Somalia:Roadside bomb blast kills Two in Kismayo


KISMAYO (Garsoornews Online)—A witness says a roadside bomb blast tore through a military vehicle carrying Jubbaland forces in Somalia’s southern port city of Kismayo, killing at least two people on the spot, Garsoornews reports. The attack happened at Gul-Wade nighbourhood in Kismayo, targeting Jubbaland forces late last night. At least two soldiers were killed in […]

Somalia:Deaths as plane crashlands at Mogadishu airport

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MOGADISHU (Garsoornews Online)–At least four people have been killed after a military aircraft burst into flames moments after landing at the international airport in the Somali capital Mogadishu. The victims in Friday’s accident were part of the six crew on board. Sources said the plane belonged to the Ethiopian airforce and was carrying weapons and ammunition […]

Somalia: 6 injured in Galka’yo grenade attack-witnesses


GALKA’YO (Garsoornews Online)–A grenade attack on a home of Puntland security official in Somalia’s central town of Galka’yo injured 6 people, including soldiers guarding the residence, Garsoornews Online reports. “There was a loud explosion tonight in Northern Galka’yo,Assailants threw the grenade at the security detail outside the home, belonging Ilyes Mohamed on Wednesday evening,” a […]

Somalia: 10 Die in battle between Jubbland forces, militants

A Somali Soldier carrying RPG looking for a target

AFMADOW (Garsoornews Online)—Heavy fighting broke out in Somalia’s southern town of Afmadow on Wednesday after Al shabab militants attacked positions manned by Jubbland forces and their Kenyan allies, Garsoornews reports. Jubbland official said there were the deaths of at least 10 Somali civilians because of militants’ mortars landed on residential areas in the city. A […]

Somalia: Puntland Police on high alert over possible terror attacks


GAROWE (Garsoornews Online)—Police in Somalia’s semi-autonomous northern region of Puntland have heightened security patrols in the major cities of the region to thwart possible terror attacks, Garsoornews reports. “We will remain alert and we urge members of the public to remain alert as well,” Mohamed Sa’ed Puntland police chief said. “We have heightened security patrols […]

Somalia inks oil deal with British ex-Tory leader

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MOGADISHU(Garsoornews Online)– Somalia’s government signed an oil and gas exploration deal on Tuesday with a British company chaired by a former leader of Britain’s Conservative party, ministry and company officials said. Soma Oil and Gas, chaired by Michael Howard, a former home secretary who preceded Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron as Tory party leader, signed the […]

Somalia: Deputy District commissioner shot dead in Mogadishu


MOGADISHU (Garsoornews Online)—A witness says unidentified assailants have shot and killed a deputy district commissioner in Mogadishu on Tuesday morning, the latest in a wave of insecurity in the Somali capital, Garsoornews reports. According to Eyewitnesses men armed with the police uniform have shot and killed Ahmed Gaab who was the deputy commissioner of a […]

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