Al-Shabaab militants Flee key town as Somali army Advances
Jazeera beach is a popular tourist destination where many people in Mogadishu go to spend time on weekends.
MOGADISHU, Somalia – A bomb attack at a police checkpoint at a tourist hotspot in Mogadishu, the Somali capital killed at least one government soldier and wounded several civilians on Tuesday.
Confirming the incident, the area administrator Hussein Jila’ow Aden said a remote-controlled landmine has used the attack that struck police in charge of the Jazeera beach security.
Aden has added that two people suspected of being involved in the explosion had been arrested and that an investigation was underway as no group yet claimed responsibility for the bombing.
Jazeera beach, on the southern edge of Mogadishu, attracts thousands of mostly young Somalis who come to relax and enjoy the beach, spending time on weekends.
Sources say that the United States and Turkish forces based in the capital Mogadishu have bombed Al-Shabaab's defensive bases from the air, which forced the militants to flee.