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Somali capital rocked as car bomb targets popular hotel

A car bomb went off on Saturday in central Mogadishu near a hotel popular with government officials and businessmen, injuring at least one person, police and witnesses said. "There was a car bomb explosion near the rear gate of the Maka Al Mukarama……

Somalia car bombing kills at least 57

A car bomb ripped through a government compound in Mogadishuon Tuesday, killing at least 57 in the deadliest attack by Somalia’s Shebab since they launched their insurgency almost five years ago. Witnesses described the carnage as the worst they had seen in Mogadishu since Somalia plunged into chaos two decades ago and said the…

Attacks against Iraq security forces ‘kill 17′

Three attacks, all apparently targeting Iraqi security forces, killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 50 on Wednesday, officials said. In the deadliest attack, 13 people were killed when a car bomb exploded in front of a restaurant frequented by security officers in the town of Medhatiyah, south…

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