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Unidentified gunmen have shot dead two Turkish nationals in a drive-by shooting attack the Somali capital Wednesday, the latest in series of attacks against foreigners operating in the horn of Africa, witnesses, officials said. Hiiraan Xog Witnesses told Hiiraan Xog” that the attackers travelling in a car sprayed bullets on another car carrying the Turkish men in Taleh,...

  Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has hailed the interception of a ship full of weapons by the French naval forces patrolling Indian Ocean which they said was heading towards Somalia on Tuesday. Hiiraan Xog Security officials suspect the ship was ferrying caches of weapons for the Al-Qaeda linked Al Shabab  group which is fighting Somali government and the...

Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a Somali Canadian man in Somali capital on Sunday evening, the latest in several attacks against returning Somali diaspora who started flocking back to Mogadishu since the ouster of Islamist fighters from Mogadishu in 2011, witnesses said. Hiiraan Xog Sade Mahad Dirir Guled’ a 40-year-old man from Toronto was shot dead inside a mosque...

Hiiraan Xog Three people were wounded in the central Somali town of B/weyne after police opened fire into a crowd protesting against efforts by Somali president to form of an interregional state with the neighboring Middle Shabelle region. Witnesses said that clashes broke out Saturday after police tried to disperse demonstrators chanting anti-president’s slogans who...

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam has changed his mind and will not fight extradition from Belgium to France’ his lawyer says. Hiiraan Xog Salah Abdeslam is one of the key suspects in November’s Paris attacks which left 130 people dead. He was arrested and wounded in a police raid on Friday in Brussels. On Tuesday’ suicide bombs in Brussels killed 31 people....

Hiiraan Xog Somalia’s Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke arrived in the central town of B/weyn on Tuesday, in an effort to push for further talks with the region’s elders who dismissed further talks on an inter-regional state formation process unless their conditions were met. Somali government which aims to complete adopting the federalism system throughout...

Somalia security forces have killed 65 Al-Shabab Islamic insurgents who attacked coastal towns in the semi-autonomous Puntland area in the country’s northeast’ the regional army chief said Monday. Hiiraan Xog The fighting is almost over and the security forces are now pursuing the remnants of the militants” after five days of clashes, General Muhidin Ahmed...

The Islamist group Al Shabaab attacked a Somali military base southwest of the capital Mogadishu on Sunday night, killing at least one person and seizing vehicles and other equipment, the government and the militants said. Hiiraan Xog The attack on the base in Laanta Buuro, about 45 km {28 miles} from the capital, came shortly after African Union troops from Kenya said...

Officials in Somalia say Al-Shabab militants have attacked a Somali government military base, killing at least six soldiers. Hiiraan Xog Authorities say the insurgents attacked the base in Laanta Buur’ 40 kilometers south of Mogadishu” from two directions early Monday. Several military vehicles were seized in the assault’ officials say. The United Nations has a decades-long...

The protracted battles that involved two namesake groups bearing the title of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) have also increased pressure on international organizations that supported Somali journalists for years. Hiiraan Xog The latter had also challenged journalists covering challenges facing Somali journalists seeing that each group referred itself...

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