No fewer than 11 people including soldiers and civilians were killed and several others wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a tea shop in Mogadishu’s Wadajir neighbourhood on Tuesday evening.
A police officer in the capital Mogadishu, Dadir Hassan revealed that the suicide bomber targeted a busy tea shop near a major military base in Mogadishu.
Hassan said, “the preliminary investigations confirmed that the attack was a result of a lone suicide bomber who blew himself at a teashop where security forces and civilians frequented and we can confirm that at least 11 people, including soldiers, were killed and several others wounded,”
Several people, most of them civilians were also wounded in the suicide bombing and they were rushed to hospitals for treatment, security forces from different agencies of the government also rushed to the scene and investigations are currently underway he added
Somali-based al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the suicide attack in Mogadishu on Tuesday evening, saying it had killed 11 soldiers and wounded 16 others.
Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has condemned the “indiscriminate” terror attack on Tuesday evening that killed at least 11 people, including civilians and soldiers.
“This barbaric act shows how al-Shabaab terrorists are thirsty for the indiscriminate bloodshed of the Somali people, forcing us to cooperate in fighting terrorism,” Roble said.
Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda affiliate, was behind a truck-bombing attack in October 2017 in Mogadishu that took some 600 lives, the worst attack in the nation’s history.
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