Car bomb targets a military base in central Somalia
The attack in Beledweyne came after the Somali government unleashed a war on Al-Shabaab last month, which saw the liberation of dozens of villages in the Hiran region from the group.
BELEDWEYNE, Somalia - The President of HirShabelle State, Ali Gudlawe, has appointed a Committee to probe into Monday's explosions in Beledweyne that killed at least 22 people.
The president instructed the 9-member committee to act quickly to help the people who were injured in the triple suicide car bomb attack and to assess the extent of the damage.
The members of the Committee were selected from the Council of Ministers of HirShabelle and Hiran Regional Administration, and their names are as follows.
1: Abdirahman Dahir Gure, Minister of Interior, Chairman of the Committee.
2: Mohamed Abdirahman Kheyre, Minister of Security, 1st Deputy Chairman of the Committee.
3: Mohamud Wabar Hassan, Minister of Justice, 2nd Deputy Chairman of the Committee.
4: Saadaq Salad Warsame, Minister of Planning, Secretary of the Committee
5: Ali Abdulle Nur, Minister of Finance HirShabelle, Member.
6: Musa Salad Wehliye, Minister of Transport, Member
7: Mohamed Mohamud Ibrahim (Goodir) Minister of livestock, Member.
8: Mohamed Farah Ali Minister of Agriculture, Member
9: Ali Jeyte Osman, Hiran governor, Member.
The attack at Lama-Galay military base and a nearby hospital in Beledweyne came after the Somali government unleashed a war on Al-Shabaab last month, which saw the liberation of dozens of villages in the Hiran region from the group.
The UN has also warned of growing instability in the country, with its periodic reports on Somalia this year detailing attacks by Al-Shabaab and pro-Daesh groups.