Security downturn in Mogadishu

AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB

Somali government soldiers look at a destroyed car at the site of car bomb blast in front of the Makka Al Mukarrama Hotel in Mogadishu, on March 15, 2014.

Security downturn in Mogadishu


MOGADISHU, 9 April 2014 (IRIN) - Three years after Al-Shabab insurgents withdrew from the city, security in Mogadishu remains a serious problem for residents and aid workers, with threats from Al-Shabab incursions, criminals and militia.

Often-deadly attacks attributed to Al Shabab or its sympathizers involving mortar rounds, rocket propelled grenades and improvised explosive devices occur with great frequency in the capital.

Some 624 weapons-related casualties were treated in four hospita...


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