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Suspected Al-Shabaab Militants Shell Parts of Mogadishu

Suspected Al-Shabaab Militants Shell Parts of Mogadishu

Mogadishu-(Puntland Mirror) Suspected al-Shabaab militants fired mortars on densely populated areas of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, causing at least five explosions, Somali police officer Ahmed Shiino told Bloomberg News by phone. Meanwhile, residents in the capital who spoke to the Puntland Mirror said they heard a huge explosions and gunfire in the parts of the town. There were no immediate reports[Read More…]

by June 15, 2016 0 comments English News
Breaking: Huge explosion heard in Mogadishu

Breaking: Huge explosion heard in Mogadishu

Mogadishu-(Puntland Mirror) A huge blast and gunfire have been heard in the Somali capital, Mogadishu this night, according to the residents. Residents in the capital told to the Puntland Mirror that they heard a huge explosion and gunfire in the parts of the town. It was not immediately clear who was responsible the explosion and the gunfire, but al-Shabab group[Read More…]

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Somali President sacks NISA chief

Somali President sacks NISA chief

Mogadishu-(Puntland Mirror) Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has today sacked Somali National Intelligence agency’s chief, Abdirahman Mohamoud Tuuryare, according to the presidential degree. President Mohamoud has appointed General Abdullah Gafow Mohamoud as the new chief of Somali National Intelligence Agency (NISA), according to the President’s decree, Gaafow has been appointed to the position as short-term.

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Somali security forces detain an aircraft carrying expired food to Gedo region

Somali security forces detain an aircraft carrying expired food to Gedo region

Mogadishu-(Puntland Mirror) Somali Security Forces has on Tuesday caught a plane which was carrying expired food to Gedo region of Somalia at Mogadishu International Airport. Director of Immigration and Naturalization Department of Somalia, Gen. Abdullahi Gafow Mohamud told Somali National News Agency that the forces are examining the plane, saying it was carrying expired food to Gedo region in Somalia.[Read More…]

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French police chief and his wife killed in stabbing claimed by ISIS

French police chief and his wife killed in stabbing claimed by ISIS

Paris-(Puntland Mirror) A French police captain and his wife were stabbed to death when an assailant broke into the policeman’s home in Magnaville. The assailant also took the police captain’s son hostage. French police forces stormed the house and shot the suspect and rescued the boy. Magnanville is about 55 km north-west of the French capital. According to the French[Read More…]

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More time needed to send Somali refugees home, U.N. tells Kenya

More time needed to send Somali refugees home, U.N. tells Kenya

Kenya must relax its November deadline for sending some 350,000 Somalis home from the world’s largest refugee complex as parts of their war-torn nation are unsafe, the United Nations refugee chief said on Monday. He called on donors to provide funding to create jobs and build infrastructure in Somalia to allow refugees in the Dabaab camp who wish to return[Read More…]

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Ethiopia deploys more troops to central Somalia

Ethiopia deploys more troops to central Somalia

Mogadishu-(Puntland Mirror) Ethiopia government has deployed more new troops to central Somalia, resident said. Resident in Halgan area of Hiiraan region who spoke to the media said more armed troops from Ethiopia have been arrived in the village, which Ethiopia has military base. The developments come just three days after the al-Shabab fighters stormed Ethiopian troops base in Halgan of[Read More…]

by June 13, 2016 0 comments English News
Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of attacking its territory

Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of attacking its territory

Eritrea’s government has accused Ethiopia of launching an attack on its territory, but the extent of the assault was still unclear and there was no immediate response from Ethiopia. Eritrea, which won independence from Ethiopia in 1991, fought a bloody border war with its larger neighbor between 1998 and 2000. Tensions between the Horn of Africa nations persist. “The TPLF[Read More…]

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At least 50 dead in US nightclub shooting

At least 50 dead in US nightclub shooting

Fifty people are now known to have died in Saturday’s shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and a state of emergency has been declared, the city’s mayor Buddy Dyer has said. The gunman, named by officials as Omar Mateen, was killed after taking hostages. Another 53 people were injured in the shooting at the Pulse club. It is[Read More…]

by June 12, 2016 0 comments English News
About 20 Dead, 42 Injured in Orlando Club Shooting, Police Say

About 20 Dead, 42 Injured in Orlando Club Shooting, Police Say

A gunman opened fire in an Orlando, Florida, nightclub early Sunday, killing about 20 people and injuring 42 in a shooting authorities classified as a domestic terror incident. Gunshots erupted at a gay club called Pulse about 2 a.m. local time, police said. The gunman took hostages, had a “suspicious device” on him and carried an assault type weapon and[Read More…]

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