Several killed in multiple Mogadishu morning bomb attacks

Police officer Capt. Abdi Jama, told KON that the IED explosions had taken place in different locations in the seaside city between 8am and 11am local time, targeting senior administrative and military officials.

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Several killed in multiple Mogadishu morning bomb attacks

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Two roadside blasts rocked Mogadishu on Sunday morning, killing several people and injuring others, police said, the latest in a series of terror attacks in the Somali capital.

Police officer Capt. Abdi Jama, told KON that the IED explosions had taken place in different locations in the seaside city between 8am and 11am local time, targeting senior administrative and military officials.

The first attack happened in the vicinity of former Turkish embassy building between Tarabunka and KM4 junctions. The landmine struck a convoy carrying Chief of Staff of SNA General Abbas Amin Ali.

The top army officer, according to the police has narrowly escaped the bombing unhurt. He was targeted with the IED while heading to the Ministry of Defense early in the morning.

Just barely 4 hours, a second explosion was reported in northern district of Yaqshid with eyewitnesses confirming the bomb hit a vehicle belonging to the DC while driving in Daru Salaam area.

There have been no reports of casualties as result of the terror blasts in Somali capital on Sunday.

The Improvised explosive device [IEDs] long been a favoured tactic of Al-Shabaab in Somalia, especially during the morning commute in cities, where civilians pay a disproportionate price for the violence.

Police blamed Al-Shabaab for the latest attacks as the group claimed previous explosions targeted key targets, including government installations, military bases and upscale hotels in the capital.

KON English News Desk

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