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Somali minibus hits roadside bomb, six killedAt least six people were killed on Sunday when a minibus struck a roadside bomb near the Somali capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said.
Somalia commission to probe killing of seven health workersSomalia will set up a regional commission to probe the killing of seven health workers and report publicly within a month, the head of Hirshabelle state told Reuters on Friday, as the United Nations..
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Kenya closes borders to Tanzania and Somalia over coronavirusKenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday banned movement across the country's borders with Tanzania and Somalia to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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US reports deaths of civilians in Somali air strikeAn operation that killed two al-Shabab militants also killed two civilians and injured three more.
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At least 20 killed in Somali clan violence: officialAt least 20 people have been killed in southern Somalia day in clashes between militia from rival clans fighting over land, officials and witnesses said Thursday. ......
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