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Mogadishu

7 U.N. Workers Dead As Bomb Blast Rocks Somalia’s Puntland

Seven U.N. workers were killed when Islamist militants planted a bomb in a U.N. Children’s Fund bus in Somalia’s Puntland state, local police said by phone on Monday.

April 20, 2015

Suicide Car Bomber Rocks Somalia’s Presidential Palace

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — A suicide car bomber attacked the Somali presidential palace in Mogadishu on Friday, triggering a massive explosion, before about 10 heavily armed gunmen jumped out of two more vehicles and opened fire. Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamed, whose residence and office is in the presidential palace compound, […]

February 21, 2014

CIA Operates Secret Training Facility And Prison In Somalia

The convoluted relationship between the U.S. and Somalia — which has quietly become a central front in the ever-expanding military campaign against Al Qaeda — just got even messier. According to a report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation, U.S. intelligence forces have built a training facility and a secret prison in the capital of […]

July 13, 2011