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Somalia: Four parliamentarians step down

Somalia, Apr 3: Four renowned Somali parliamentarians have reportedly resigned from Somalia's transitional government, fleeing to Kismayu port town.   The parliament members led by former warlord, Barre Adan Shire Hiirale, left Baidoa for Kismayu, a town 528 km (328 miles) southwest of Mogadishu. We became members of Somali parliament with...

Somali gunmen kidnap UN aid workers

Somalia, April 02: Somali gunmen on Tuesday kidnapped two contractors, a Briton and a Kenyan, working for a U.N.-funded project in southern Somalia, the United Nations said.   The local commissioner of Bu'aale town, Ibrahim Noleye, identified the men abducted Tuesday as a Briton and a Kenyan who worked in his region. A Somali aid worker was...

Somalia explosion blow up 9 Ethiopian troops

Mogadishu(Somalia), March 30: A massive explosion has destroyed an Ethiopian military convoy in South Mogadishu, killing at least nine soldiers and wounding many others in Sunday.   The blast was triggered by a remote controlled device as the Ethiopian convoy passed along the Florenza Street, which connects the Presidential Palace, or Villa...

Somalia death raises to 17 in Mogadishu blast

Mogadishu (Somalia), March 30: Somalia death toll raises to 17 and many injured after anti-government fighters fired mortars at the MOgadishu presidential palace where Abdullahi Yusuf, the Somali president, was meeting a senior Ethiopian official. Hospitals in Mogadishu overflowed with the wounded on Sunday and the death toll from mortar strikes...

Somalia: Ethiopian troops shot dead three

Mogadishu (Somalia), March 29: Ethiopian soldiers have opened fire on a civil bus in Towfiikh district in Mogadishu, killing at least 3 passengers and injuring 12 others.   The bus entering the vicinity made a U-turn to avoid the Ethiopian soldiers patrolling in Towfiikh, but the soldiers attacked the vehicle on Friday, agency reports said...

Somalia fighting kills 11 civilians

Mogadishu (Somalia), March 29: At least 11 civilians were killed and several wounded in heavy shelling between Islamist insurgents and presidential guards in Mogadishu Saturday, witnesses told reporters.   President Abdullahi Yusuf was there at the time, an aide told reporters, but no one in the hilltop compound was hurt. Residents said...

Somalia capital jolted by heavy explosion

Mogadishu (Somalia), March 28: A very powerful explosion near Somalia's Presidential Palace, which is the scene of heavy fighting, has rocked the Somali capital of Mogadishu.   The explosion occurred near the country's presidential palace in the capital city, a Press TV correspondent reported on Friday. The explosion came after the...

Somali gunmen killed Putland intelligent agent

Bossaso (Somalia), March 25: Unidentifed gunmen shot dead an agent working for the Puntland Intelligence Service (PIS) in Somalia's northeastern region was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen, becoming the third shooting death inside the port city of Bossaso in the past 48 hours.   PIS agent Said Ahmed's killers escaped after shooting him...

Somalia coast pirates steal WFP boats

Mogadishu, (Somalia), March 24: Pirates stole two World Food Programme boats that were anchored in southern Somali port town of Merca, officials said on Monday.   "The two fiberglass boats were stolen at midnight (Sunday) and we don't exactly know who took them. They were used to train our staff members for emergency cases," a local...

Somali civilian gunned down by Ethiopia forces

Somalia, March 23: Ethiopian soldiers have killed at least one civilian and seriously injured nine others in the southern Somali capital, Mogadishu.   Ethiopian soldiers opened fire on civilians, who were shopping, in Hareryale district without any reasons, Press TV reporter in Mogadishu said on Sunday. Witnesses said the soldiers were the...