A Somali peace conference in Mogadishu gets off to a bad start as it is disrupted by mortar shells.
Somalia's much-delayed peace conference has gotten off to a rocky start with seven mortar shells exploding near the Mogadishu venue.
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- War in Somalia: Eight people are killed in a mortar attack in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.
- At least 276 people are killed when a truck filled with explosives detonates outside a hotel in the capital Mogadishu, becoming the worst terrorist attack in Somalia's history.
- Al-Shabaab militants attack a military base outside the Somalian capital Mogadishu, with 15 soldiers reported dead.
- A United States Navy SEAL is killed, becoming the first U.S. service member killed in Somalia since 1993, and three others are injured in a gunfight with al-Shabaab militants, west of Mogadishu.
- Somali Public Works Minister Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji is shot and killed inside his vehicle by security forces near the Villa Somalia in the capital Mogadishu, after mistaking him for a militant.