Eight killed in a suicide bombing targeting government convoy in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia

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Eight people were killed in a bomb attack on a police convoy in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. Somali police spokesman, Sadik Aden, said in a statement that the vehicle carrying Banadir Police Chief Farhan Mohamud was targeted in the attack.

 Eight killed in a suicide bombing targeting government convoy in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia
Attack on police convoy in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia Photo: AP

Stating that the attack caused loss of life, Aden stated that Mohamud survived the attack. Somali media, on the other hand, reported that 8 people lost their lives and many people were injured, including Qarole’s bodyguards, in their news based on unnamed police officials.

“I have seen eight dead bodies at the scene including a woman,” Hassan Sayid Ali, a driver of a three-wheeled motorised vehicle taxi told Reuters at the scene of the blast at Banadir junction in Mogadishu.

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While no one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, it was stated that the surrounding buildings were damaged by the explosion. However, Al-Shabaab, which wants to overthrow the government and impose its strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law, frequently carries out such bombings.

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