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Nine Killed in Somali Market Car Bombing

At least nine people were killed and several wounded when a car loaded with explosives blew up near a mall in a busy market in the Somali capital on Monday, police said.

"The blast occurred close to Mogadishu mall and it has caused death and destruction. Nine civilians were confirmed dead and several others are wounded," police officer Ahmed Moalin Ali said.

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Somalia Blasts Kill Seven near Presidential Palace

Seven people were killed Saturday in a double car bomb attack claimed by the jihadist Shabaab group near the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said.

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Car Bomb Kills 6 Outside Somali Government Office

Six people were killed and another 16 injured when a car bomb exploded outside a local government office in Mogadishu on Monday, Somali police and rescue workers said.

"Our ambulance teams have collected the dead bodies of six people," said Abdiqadir Abdirahman, director of the city's Aamin Ambulance service.

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Somalia Suicide Truck Bombing Kills More than 20

More than 20 people were killed Sunday in a suicide truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said, in a fresh strike claimed by the al-Qaida-linked Shabaab group.

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At Least 25 Soldiers Dead in Somalia Fighting

At least 25 soldiers died in weekend fighting between rival Puntland and Galmudug regional forces in the divided Somali town of Galkayo, military officials on both sides said Monday.

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Car Bomb Attackers Kill 6 in Assault on Somali Police Building

Six people were killed Sunday in a gun and car-bomb assault on a police building in the center of the Somali capital that also left seven assailants dead, Security Minister Abdirasak Omar Mohamed said.

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Twin Suicide Bombs Kill 13 near Mogadishu Airport

At least 13 people were killed on Tuesday in twin bombings near U.N. and African Union buildings adjoining Mogadishu's airport, police said, in what the jihadist Shabaab group claimed as a suicide attack.

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Five AU Soldiers Arrested over Military Equipment Sale

Five African Union peacekeepers in Somalia have been arrested over alleged illegal sales of military supplies, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Monday.

AMISOM said the soldiers were found in possession of fuel and sand bags and were detained Sunday in a joint operation with Somali police that followed an investigation and a period of surveillance.

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Somalia Jails Two for Airplane Bomb Attack

A Somali military court on Monday jailed two men for life for their role in a botched laptop bomb attack on an airplane claimed by the Al-Qaida-linked Shebab.

The February 2 blast left a meter-wide (three-foot) hole in the fuselage of the Daallo Airlines plane shortly after it took off from Somalia's main airport in Mogadishu, killing only the suspected bomber and forcing an emergency landing.

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U.S. Commandos Clash with Shebab Militants in Somalia

U.S. special operations forces working with African partners clashed with Shebab militants in Somalia early Thursday, killing five, a U.S. defense official said. There were no U.S. injuries.

The official said the U.S. forces were advising and assisting Ugandan troops from the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) in southern Somalia, west of Mogadishu.

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