Somalia – 2 Feb 2016

Child killed in mortar attack on Somalia presidency

A child was killed and six others wounded in Mogadishu on Monday after mortar shells targeted Villa Somalia, the main government complex which includes the presidential palace, police said.

Witnesses said they heard as many as five explosions. “There was a mortar attack near the presidential palace, but several of the rounds struck civilian neighbourhoods,” Somali police officer Abdirahman Siyad said. “An innocent child died and a number of others were wounded.”



Somalia, U.K. sign MoU on security cooperation

Somalia’s Federal government and the United Kingdom signed a Memorandum of Understanding on security cooperation in Mogadishu.

Defense minister Abdulkadir Ali Dini and UK ambassador to Somalia Harriet Mathews signed the agreement after holding a meeting yesterday. During the talks, the two sides reviewed initiatives to expand and enhance cooperation in combating terrorism, which poses threats to the country and globe.