More misunderstanders of Islam who somehow got the crazy idea that jihad meant warfare and killing, instead of what it really means: exercising to stay fit despite a busy schedule. “Car bomb kills two in Somali capital,” from Reuters, December 14 (thanks to Kenneth):
MOGADISHU (Reuters) – A suicide car bomber killed two people in the centre of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu capital on Friday in a blast that appeared to target an African Union peacekeepers’ convoy, police and residents said….
The bomber struck on the Maka al-Mukaram road, a thoroughfare lined by construction sites and tea-rooms that last year was a frontline in the battle for control of Mogadishu.
“An AMISOM armored convoy passed us and just after we heard a loud explosion. We looked back and saw thick smoke,” Samira Hussein, who was travelling down the road in a minibus taxi, told Reuters at the blast site where the twisted wreckage of the car smoldered.
The blast killed the bomber and two civilians and wounded seven others, Abdifatah Sabriye, a senior police commander in Mogadishu’s Waberi district, told Reuters.
The al Shabaab rebel group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was targeting the United States’ head of counter terrorism in east Africa….