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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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AU Mission Apologizes for Killing 4 Somalis Taken for Shebab

The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) apologized for accidentally killing four civilians Saturday after soldiers mistook them for Shebab fighters when they failed to stop at a roadblock.

The incident happened in the area of Buulo Mareer in the Lower Shebelle region, 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of the capital Mogadishu.

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Three Killed in Somalia Market Blast

At least three people were killed and six others wounded in a blast at a busy livestock market in Somalia on Wednesday, a security officer said.

The blast, the latest in a string of attacks in the war-torn Horn of Africa nation, took place in the busy Afgoye district, some 30 kilometers (20 miles) south of the capital Mogadishu.

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