Mogadishu, locally known as Xamar or Hamar, is the capital and most populous city of Somalia. The city has served as an important port connecting with traders over the Somali Sea for millennia and currently has a population of 2,425,000 residents. Mogadishu is the nearest foreign mainland city to Seychelles, at a distance of 835 mi (1,344 km) over the Somali Sea. — Wikipedia
Mogadishu is regularly targeted with attacks by Al-Shabaab who have been waging a long and violent insurgency seeking to unseat the internationally backed government in Mogadishu
Ten people were killed Friday night when a rickshaw loaded with explosives was detonated by Al-Shabaab Islamists at a popular restaurant in Mogadishu, according to police.
Rest of World News: MOGADISHU: A jihadist attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu Sunday has left at least three people dead, a security source told AFP.
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A Kenyan cargo plane on Saturday crashed at Mogadishu’s main airport in Somalia, injuring two of the five crew members.
The Aden Adde International Airport was shut down briefly as emergency personnel attended to the crew who were aboard the plane.
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At least three people were killed and eight others wounded after a car bomb detonated near a security checkpoint along a key road in Mogadishu Saturday, security official and witnesses said.
Witnesses said they heard gunfire and saw vehicles and three-wheel tuk-tuks scatter before the heavy blast occurred
A gun battle to retake the hotel in Mogadishu lasted four hours.
A dispute about delayed elections led to gunfire in Mogadishu on Friday.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least five people have died in the attack on a Mogadishu hotel by Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels that was ended early Monday by security forces, according to the Somali…