Two killed in a bomb targeting election official in Somalia

The local police cordoned off the scene of the blast and moved the wreckage of the car and the dead bodies of the two soldiers to Jowhar city, some 90 Km north of Mogadishu.

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Two killed in a bomb targeting election official in Somalia

JOWHAR, Somalia – At least two government soldiers were killed and one other person was critically wounded in a bomb attack in southern Somalia on Sunday morning.

The attack happened after a remote-controlled landmine was targeted a vehicle carrying an election official in the vicinity of Jowhar airport which is protected by AU forces.

Mahad Omar Abdi, who is a member of the Federal Electoral Implementation Team (FEIT) has survived unhurt from today's bombing by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab group.

The soldiers who died in the explosion were the bodyguards of Abdi who was heading to Mogadishu at the time of the attack, according to the HirShabelle state security officials.

The local police cordoned off the scene of the blast and moved the wreckage of the car and the dead bodies of the two soldiers to Jowhar city, some 90 Km north of Mogadishu.

The incident becomes the third bomb attack on the road linking Jowhar to the airport this year and it comes as an election for Lower House seats is still underway in the city.

Al-Shabaab has killed regional lawmakers, security, and military officials on the main highway between the capital and Jowhar for the past five years due to the insecurity.

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