Somalia Suicide Bombing: At least 15 people have been killed in an explosion at a military base south of the city in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. It is not clear who is responsible for the suicide bombing. The state-run Somali National News Agency, however, blamed the attack on al-Shabaab, which claimed responsibility for two car bombings last week.
Al-Shabaab took responsibility
Al-Shabaab, an extremist group affiliated with al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was targeting the Ministry of Education, as it believed it was “committed to removing Somali children from the Islamic faith”. Is.” The Garoway news portal said the blast took place on Saturday at the General Dhagabadan Military Training Facility, which is located in a former candy factory.
More than 100 people killed in car bombing
Garoway said on Saturday that at least 15 people were killed and several others were injured in the attack. Last week, 100 people were killed and 300 others were injured in car bombings. Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamed, elected this year, said last week that his government was “winning” the fight against extremists.
Suicide attack after operation against terrorists
“Civilians and newly recruited soldiers were injured,” military official Aden Yare told AFP. Several residents of the capital told VOA that they heard explosions in different parts of the city. The suicide bombing comes a day after the Somali National Army and local clan militias said they had killed at least 100 militants in an operation on the outskirts of the city of Aden-Ybal in the central Shabele region.
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