“Holy fighters carried out suicide attacks … in the national university.”
“Somali suicide bomb kills 6 peacekeepers,” from AFP, February 23 (thanks to JE):
Six Burundi peacekeepers in Somalia were killed Sunday and another 20 injured in a suicide attack by Islamist rebels on an African Union base in Mogadishu.
“There was a suicide attack” against a camp of Burundi soldiers with the African Union peacekeeping force, said Colonel Adlophe Manirakiza, adding: “The toll is six dead and about 20 wounded.”
“A vehicle exploded inside the camp” while the soldiers were unloading a truck that had brought in supplies, he said.
The attack, the deadliest against the AU peacekeepers in the Somali capital since early 2007, targeted the base in the south of the city.
Sheikh Muktar Robow Abu Mansur, spokesman of the hard-line Shebab Islamist rebels, claimed responsibility, saying “holy fighters carried out suicide attacks … in the national university.”
One of the suicide bombers detonated a vest filled with explosives inside the camp, he said, while another drove a primed car into the base….