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Three killed in Somali blast near presidential palace

Issue 314
Front Page

A Controversial Conference Adopts Somaliland ICT Vision 2025

Visit of Somaliland Delegation

A Human Catastrophe Unfolds In Northeast Awdal Region

Western World Cannot Impose Democracy In Africa: Ethiopian PM

Finding Calm In The Most Unexpected Place

Three killed in Somali blast near presidential palace

Somalia, Iraq And The Price Of Defeat

Despite rivals' talks, at least 12 people die in Kenyan violence

In Eritrea, UN Mission Is Running Out of Fuel, While Council Mulls Six More Months of Staying

House Church Members Flee Somaliland Amid Government Crackdown

Regional Affairs

Another 132 dead in Gulf of Aden over weekend

Somaliland President Meets With Senior US Officials

Special Report

International News

New US Commander Prepares for Africa Assignment

Looking at the bigger picture

Somali man faces city centre sex assault charge


Hasan Sh. Momin: An Ordinary Man with Extra-ordinary Insight

Kenya tourism, economy devastated by violence

Gates Says He and Bono Discussed Africa Policy and AFRICOM

'When They See Us Coming They Must Be Scared'


Getting boots off the ground

Food for thought


The Tale Of Two Cities; One Is Isolated And The Other Is Rubbish:

Somaliland’s Search For Independence Will Continue


Beyond The Empty Gestures

A Reply To Mr. Jawaan's Article

Mr. President Please Hear Me Out

Failure To Dispose Off Municipal Wastes Safely Can Cause A Huge Public Health Disaster!

What Does It Mean The Removal Of SNM History From The Curriculum?

You Can Watch A Thief, Not A Liar

A Somali soldier stands among abandoned houses in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 26 January 2008 - A bomb exploded Saturday near the palace of President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed in Mogadishu, killing three Somalis including a policeman, witnesses said.

The explosion struck a police vehicle, killing the officer and two civilians who were walking nearby, said Farah Hasan Sahal, an eyewitness.

"My nephew is one of the civilians killed," said Mohamed Ali Qoje. "He was going to Bakara market when the explosion hit him."

Five people died this week in separate attacks blamed on Islamist insurgents ousted last year by Ethiopia-backed government forces, sparking near-daily ambushes by the rebels.

Also Saturday, a landmine hit an African Union (AU) peacekeepers convoy near the Mogadishu port in the south of the city.

"We don't have details yet, but a landmine hit one of our vehicles near the sea port and some of our forces were injured," said Bahuko Baridgye, spokesman of the AU force.

Baridgye told AFP that the injured soldiers were Ugandans, who alongside Burundian troops currently make up the AU force in Somalia which is ultimately to number around 8,000 soldiers.

The troubled Horn of Africa nation has been plagued by civil unrest since the 1991 ouster of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre.

Source: AFP


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