Bomb blast targets NISA convoy in central Somalia

Al-Shabaab, the Al-Qaeda's ally in East Africa ramped up terror attacks in Somalia amid a troubled parliamentary election.

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Bomb blast targets NISA convoy in central Somalia

BEELDWEYNE, Somalia - A landmine has ripped through a convoy carrying Somali Intelligence officers in central Somalia on Wednesday, eyewitnesses and local officials said.

The powerful IED struck the NISA convoy while traveling a semi-forest El-Jalle on the outskirts of Beledweyne, the Hiran regional capital. The soldiers were returning from an operation.

At least one officer was killed and another wounded in the terrorist attack which was claimed by Al-Qaeda’s East Africa ally, Al-Shabaab through a statement posted on its affiliated media.

The dead and wounded soldiers were taken to a hospital in Beledweyne city, 350Km north of Mogadishu, according to the local security officials, who spoke to Keymedia English by phone.

Today's attack on NISA marks the resurgence of Al-Shabaab raids in Somalia with four blasts in Mogadishu since the start of 2022, killing dozens of people and hurting scores of others.

On Tuesday, a bomber killed at least four military cadets at a tea shop near a Turkish army base in southern Mogadishu, in an attack that raised the eyebrows in the security agencies.


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