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Mogadishu was the target of a truck bombing in October that killed 512 people in the deadliest attack in the Horn of Africa nation's history. Only a few attacks since 9/11 have killed more people. The Somalia-based al-Shabab was blamed. Concerns have been high over plans to hand over Somalia's security to the country's ...
A Somali Committee investigating the toll of the devastating truck bombing in Mogadishu on Oct 14 has released new figures which raises the number of dead to 587. The Zobe Rescue Committee made up of volunteers, government and security officials released their final report on the terror attack on ...

At least 796 people were killed in August 2007 when four coordinated truck bombings hit two Yazidi towns in northern Iraq, according to figures from the U.S. military. The deadliest attack happened in 2001 when hijacked planes were flown into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in ...
But they still control vast rural areas from which they carry out guerrilla operations and suicide bombings, including in the capital Mogadishu, and against military bases, Somali or foreign. Even if they did not claim it, they were blamed for the 14 October truck bombing in central Mogadishu, the deadliest in ...
Security forces shot dead five gunmen suspected of trying to attack the building. Al Shabaab have claimed responsibility for previous bombings and gun attacks in the capital. Mogadishu was the target of a truck bombing in October that killed over 500 people in the deadliest attack in the nation's history.
A Somali military court on Tuesday sentenced to death a man convicted of driving a truck bomb as part of a deadly attack that killed more than 500 people in the capital, Mogadishu, in October, the national news agency reported. The driver of one of two truck bombs was killed when his vehicle exploded ...

A Somali military court has given the death penalty to a man convicted of leading the unit behind an October truck bombing that officials say killed at least 500 people. Hassan Ali ... He said the court has also sentenced Ibrahim Hassan Absuge in absentia to life in prison for his role in the truck bombing.
Men carry a body after the bombing in Mogadishu in October. (Mohamed Abdiwahab / AFP/Getty Images). The final death toll in October's massive truck bombing in Somalia's capital is 512 people, according to the committee tasked with looking into the country's worst-ever attack. The final toll is a dramatic ...
The strikes by armed American drones, which Pentagon officials said killed more than 40 fighters, came a month after a double truck bombing in Mogadishu left more than 380 people dead, and more than 300 others injured. While no group has claimed the truck attacks, analysts suspect the Shabab, ...
The death toll from last Saturday's huge truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to 358, the information minister says. Some 56 people are also still missing, Abdirahman Osman says. Officials have blamed the Islamist al-Shabab group, allied to al-Qaeda. But the group has not said it was ...
MOGADISHU, Somalia — When a double truck bombing shattered the night in Mogadishu on Saturday, rescue workers began the grim search for survivors that has become all too common as Somalia battles an Islamist insurgency. They picked through burned-out cars and hunted as best they could in a ...
24 (Xinhua) -- At least nine people, including three assailants, were killed and 22 others wounded in three separate suicide bombings in Afghanistan on Saturday, authorities said. In one attack, one intelligence agency officer was killed and 16 civilians injured after a terrorist detonated a truck bombing in ...
The capital was also the target of a truck bombing in October that killed 512 people in the deadliest attack in Somalia's history. The Somali government blamed that blast on the al-Qaeda linked al-Shabab. Ina n unrelated news, suspected Somali pirates attacked a Singaporean-flagged chemical tanker on ...
But they still control vast rural areas from which they carry out guerrilla operations and suicide bombings, including in the capital Mogadishu, and against military bases, Somali or foreign. Even if they did not claim it, they were blamed for the 14 October truck bombing in central Mogadishu, the deadliest in ...
Mogadishu was the target of a truck bombing in October that killed 512 people in the deadliest attack in the Horn of Africa nation's history. Only a few attacks since 9/11 have killed more people. Al-Shabab was blamed. Concerns have been high over plans to hand over the country's security to Somalia's ...
Mogadishu was the target of a truck bombing in October that killed 512 people in the deadliest attack in the Horn of Africa nation's history. Only a few attacks since 9/11 have killed more people. The Somalia-based al-Shabab was blamed. Concerns have been high over plans to hand over Somalia's security ...
Their predecessors were sacked on October 29, a day after an attack that left 27 people dead, and just two weeks after 512 people were murdered in a truck bombing in Mogadishu on October 14. No group ever claimed responsibility for the truck bombing, but the authorities have no doubt the Shabaab was ...

In war-torn Baghdad, where truck bombings are an unremarkable part of everyday life and where human life is a trinket to be tossed away, positive force is in short supply. It seems unsurprising in this present-day hell, then, that an opportunistic tinker and ne'er-do-well, Hadi, could seize upon myriad spare ...
A Somali military court on Tuesday sentenced to death a man convicted of driving a truck bomb as part of a deadly attack that killed more than 500 people in the capital, Mogadishu, in October, the national news agency reported. The driver of one of two truck bombs was killed when his vehicle exploded ...
A Somali military court has given the death penalty to a man convicted of leading the unit behind an October truck bombing that officials say killed at least 500 people. Hassan Ali ... He said the court has also sentenced Ibrahim Hassan Absuge in absentia to life in prison for his role in the truck bombing.
A truck bombing in Mogadishu in October killed 512 people and was blamed on al-Shabab's ability to assemble ever-larger explosives. Only a few attacks since 9/11 have killed more people. The U.S. military last year increased its presence in Somalia to more than 500 personnel and carried out more than ...
... of clan militias, with various international militaries providing poorly-coordinated training to different units. The Shabaab lost its foothold in Mogadishu in 2011, but has continued its fight, and was blamed for the country's worst ever attack in which a truck bombing left over 500 dead in October last year.
NEW YORK — The National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Friday announced the opening of a special installation to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1993 truck bombing of the World Trade Center. The museum said the installation is part of a monthlong series of events marking the ...
NEW YORK (AP) -- The National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Friday announced the opening of a special installation to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1993 truck bombing of the World Trade Center. The museum said the installation is part of a monthlong series of events marking the ...
No formal talks with the Taliban have ever been held, and various indirect efforts have repeatedly failed, most recently in June, in the wake of a truck bombing that killed hundreds at the entrance to the Green Zone, the diplomatic and government quarter. Follow Rod Nordland on Twitter: @rodnordland.
Somali prosecutors have filed charges against five people for last year's deadly truck bombing that killed more than 400 people. Four suspects appeared in a military court in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday while one is on the run. They include Hassan Adan Isack, Abduwali Ahmed Diriye, Abdul ...
Somali prosecutors have filed charges against five men in connection with the Oct. 14 truck bombing in Mogadishu that killed 512 people — the single deadliest terrorist attack in African history. Four of the accused men are in government custody and appeared before a military tribunal in Mogadishu on ...
The final death toll in October's massive truck bombing in Somalia's capital is 512 people, according to the committee tasked with looking into the country's worst-ever attack. The final toll is a dramatic increase from previous estimates of more than 350 killed. The committee's report, obtained by the ...
The strikes by armed American drones, which Pentagon officials said killed more than 40 fighters, came a month after a double truck bombing in Mogadishu left more than 380 people dead, and more than 300 others injured. While no group has claimed the truck attacks, analysts suspect the Shabab, ...
(CNN) The death toll in a double bombing in Somalia has climbed to 358 people, Security Minister Mohamed Abukar and Information Minister Abdirahman Omar Osman said Friday. The truck bombings occurred October 14, in Mogadishu, the capital city. The initial vehicle bomb destroyed dozens of stalls ...
The death toll from last Saturday's huge truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to 358, the information minister says. Some 56 people are also still missing, Abdirahman Osman says. Officials have blamed the Islamist al-Shabab group, allied to al-Qaeda. But the group has not said it was ...
Somalia is appealing for blood to treat those wounded in Saturday's huge truck bombing in the capital, Mogadishu, which killed at least 281 people. Information Minister Abdirahman Osman told the BBC the death toll was likely to rise, and more help was needed. He said more than 300 people had been ...
MOGADISHU, Somalia — When a double truck bombing shattered the night in Mogadishu on Saturday, rescue workers began the grim search for survivors that has become all too common as Somalia battles an Islamist insurgency. They picked through burned-out cars and hunted as best they could in a ...
KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan president said that over 150 people were killed and more than 300 were wounded by the truck bombing outside the German Embassy last week, making it possibly the deadliest such attack since the American-led invasion in 2001. The president, Ashraf Ghani, made the ...
Returning home is a "difficult, brave choice" as Somalia remains fragile, he said on Twitter. Some parts of Somalia are witnessing drought conditions, and the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab frequently carries out deadly attacks, especially in the capital, Mogadishu. A truck bombing in October killed 512 people.
It's been two months since a deadly blast ripped through a busy intersection in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, killing more than 500 people and injuring over 300. The Oct. 14 truck bombing, the deadliest attack in Somalia's history, turned buildings into heaps of debris and death, and left Somalis across ...
... resistance as Al-Shabaab militants vacated the area following reports of troops' movement. The move came ahead of an expected military offensive against Al Shabaab that was announced by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed after Oct 14 truck bombing in Mogadishu which left 512 people dead.
(CNN) The number of dead in the devastating twin bombing in the Somali capital of Mogadishu in October has jumped to 512, authorities announced Sunday. Nearly 70 people remain missing, and 295 still have injuries suffered in the attack, Abdullahi Mohamed Shirwac, the chairman of the 11-member ...
In this Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 file photo, Somali security forces and others gather and search for bodies near destroyed buildings at the scene of Saturday's blast, in Mogadishu, Somalia. The final death toll from the Oct. 14 massive truck bombing in Somalia's capital is 512 people, according to a report by the ...
The final death toll in October's massive truck bombing in Somalia's capital is 512 people, according to the committee tasked with looking into the country's worst-ever attack. The committee's report, obtained by The Associated Press, says another 312 people were wounded in the Mogadishu bombing and ...
The final death toll in October's massive truck bombing in Somalia's capital is 512 people, according to the committee tasked with looking into the country's worst-ever attack. The final toll is a dramatic increase from previous estimates of more than 350 killed. The committee's report, obtained by The ...
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The death toll from Mogadishu truck bomb on October 14 has risen to 512, making it the worst terrorist atrocity in the country's history, Garowe Online reports. The chairman of a Committee set up by the Government for the 14th Oct attack Abdullahi Mohamed Shirwac, told Reuters ...
Somalia is appealing for blood to treat those wounded in Saturday's huge truck bombing in the capital, Mogadishu, which killed at least 281 ...
... late Tuesday and prayed at the tomb of his father, Rafik Hariri, a former prime minister who was killed in a truck bombing in Beirut in 2005.
More than 800 alleged Islamic State wives and their children were transferred from a remote location in northern Iraq to Baghdad. About 700 ...
After Huge Truck Bombings, U.S. Steps Up Attacks Against Somali ... came a month after a double truck bombing in Mogadishu left more than ...
Somali government on Tuesday published names of six men who involved in Zoobe truck bombing which killed more than 350 people and ...
The government has released the names and photographs of the suicide bomber who died in the last month's deadly truck bombing in the ...
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — Ten victims of October 14 truck bomb blast who were treated in Turkey will be returning to Mogadishu on Tuesday, Somali government confirmed. Thirty-five people wounded in the truck bombing, including children were last month transferred to Turkey for medical ...
More than 100 Syrian refugees fleeing Isis killed in truck bombing. Bombing occurred days after Syrian army said it had liberated Deir el-Zour ...


 

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