The jihad is truly global, and more aggressive than ever. The jihad group al-Shabaab has claimed this one: “The two explosions were carried out by two courageous Mujahideen suicide bombers who targeted two places where the alleged peacekeeping troops are based.” Authorities will no doubt be searching for motive.
“Somalia: Double car bomb attack near Mogadishu airport, at least 13 dead,” Africa News, July 26, 2016 (thanks to Bob):
At least thirteen people were killed in the double car bomb attacks targeting security forces near the Mogadishu airport on Tuesday morning.
Gunfire followed the attack which has been claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants. Security forces stopped the shooters in the United Nations premises which also hosts African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces.
“At least 13 people were killed in two explosions. A vehicle exploded near a checkpoint and another near a UN building. The security forces managed to intercept the attackers and to repel the attack,” a police official, Bishaar Abdi Gedi, told AFP.
Al Shabaab claimed the attacks in a statement. “The two explosions were carried out by two courageous Mujahideen suicide bombers who targeted two places where the alleged peacekeeping troops are based,” the group said.
AMISOM has condemned the attack which it describes as senseless. “The AMISOM condemns these senseless attacks that were intended only to disrupt and paralyze the lives of ordinary Somalis. We must stop these attacks,” they stated on their Twitter page….
Indeed. When do you plan to start?