Bakaara Market

By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
May 20th, 2012
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Mogadishu – At least seven people, mostly Somali soldiers, were killed on Saturday in bomb explosions in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials and witnesses said. A roadside bomb planted under a tree killed four soldiers and one civilian in northern Mogadishu’s Karan district while at l...
By benim
In East Africa
Aug 7th, 2011
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African peacekeepers have forced Somalia’s al Shabaab Islamists to abandon their campaign to hold the capital Mogadishu, but the fighters’ retreat hardly ends the country’s bloodshed and could herald a wave of al Qaeda-style suicide attacks. As convoys of al Shabaab pickup trucks wi...
By benim
In East Africa
Jun 3rd, 2011
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Mogadishu – The African Union’s Somalia Mission (Amisom) has made major gains against Islamist rebels in intense fighting in Mogadishu, with sporadic gunfire continuing around the main market, sources said Friday. Somali government forces supported by Amisom troops “on Thursday capt...
By benim
In East Africa
May 30th, 2011
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MOGADISHU, Somalia – Three people were killed after suicide bombers attacked an African Union peacekeeping base in the Somali capital Monday, the AU said in a press release. Incidents on four other bases initially believed to be similar attacks appeared to be false alarms, a Nairobi-based diplomat sa...
By benim
In East Africa
May 28th, 2011
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MOGADISHU, Somalia – African Union and Somali troops appear ready to move into the skinny alleys of Mogadishu’s largest market to oust the militants who control it in an operation that, if successful, could be the most visible win against militants in years. Anticipating the brewing battle, tra...
By benim
In East Africa
May 18th, 2011
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Shells fired in battles between insurgent militant Islamists and African Union forces at a Mogadishu market on Wednesday left at least 14 civilian dead, witnesses said. “Nine victims died in two separate areas inside Bakara market, most of them women,” witness Idriss Ali told AFP. “...
By benim
In East Africa
May 13th, 2011
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NAIROBI, Kenya – It’s a gruesome display seen many times over the years in Mogadishu: The bodies of dead soldiers dragged through the streets. Somalis angry over 20 years of violence say they do it in hopes of driving out African Union forces. The latest incident happened Thursday, when the bod...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Mar 24th, 2011
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MOGADISHU, Somalia – Witnesses say a barrage of artillery shells pounded the largest market in Somalia’s capital, and a medical official says seven people were killed. Pro-government forces have been waging an offensive against Islamist militants since February. The pro-government troops ...
By benim
In East Africa
Feb 20th, 2011
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Heavy fighting between Islamist militants and government forces in Somalia’s capital has left 18 people dead and dozens wounded, medical officials said Sunday. “The fighting is huge and is marked by heavy exchange of artillery,” said Ali Musa, a head of a Mogadishu ambulance service...
By benim
In News
Oct 20th, 2010
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In a square in Mogadishu, dozens of bags of food have been set afire by Al Qaeda’s proxy in Somalia, witnesses and officials said Wednesday. Armed with AK-47 rifles, on board vans mounted with big speakers, Al Shabaab militants called people to come to an open area in the Huriwa district north of the...