Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


18 killed in 2 bomb attacks in Somalia

23 August 2015, 18:21

Mogadishu - At least 18 people have been killed in two separate bomb explosions in Somalia Saturday, say Somali police officials.

In the first attack 14 soldiers were killed when militants drove an explosives-laden vehicle into a training site for government soldiers in the southern port city of Kismayo, said Col. Mohamed Hassan, a senior Somali police officer in Kismayo.

Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels al-Shabab claimed responsibility for that blast and said that 100 soldiers were killed, according the group's radio station Andulus.

Also read: Ice cream and ATMs: Hope for Mogadishu

But police Colonel Hassan insisted that just 14 soldiers were killed and nine wounded. "Some of the wounded victims in hospitals have sustained serious wounds." he said.

Two militants in the attack were killed and two more suspected militants were arrested and are being interrogated by security officials, the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia said on Twitter.

Later Saturday, four people were killed when a parked car exploded near a bus station in northern Mogadishu, said Capt. Mohamed Hussein. The attack in the capital bore the hallmarks of al-Shabab.

Despite being forced out of many of their strongholds, al-Shabab are still able to launch lethal attacks in the capital, Mogadishu, and elsewhere in Somalia.

- AP


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...