A suicide bomber targets NISA checkpoint near Mogadishu airport

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, but police pointed the finger of the blame at Al-Shabaab, which is fighting against the UN-backed Somali government.

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A suicide bomber targets NISA checkpoint near Mogadishu airport

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A deafening sound from an explosion was heard near the KM-4 junction, especially on the way to Mogadishu airport which is protected by African Union forces [ATMIS].

The witnesses told Keydmedia English that the blast happened after a suicide bomber detonated himself at a security checkpoint manned by NISA, targeting a senior unnamed official.

The casualties are unknown but the security forces and police are at a checkpoint with ambulances transporting the dead and wounded to the hospitals in the capital.

The attack happens as Somali MPs are meeting today at the Afisyoni Tent at the airport, where 20 presidential candidates will deliver campaign speeches to the parliament ahead of the May 15 election. 

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, but police pointed the finger of the blame at Al-Shabaab, which is fighting against the UN-backed Somali government.

Mogadishu has witnessed deadly attacks in the past few months due to the lax security that is attributed to the incompetence of the leaders who turned a blind eye to the security and focused on their re-election.

KEYDMEDIA English

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