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Alshabaab claims car bomb blast near parliament.

By NJ Mogadishu Correspondent

A suicide car bomb rammed into a vehicle belonging to Somali Intelligence agency near Sayid Hotel and Parliament building in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday.

A suicide car bomb rammed into a vehicle belonging to Somali Intelligence agency near Sayid Hotel and Parliament building in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday.

Alshabaab terror group fighting in Somalia claimed the responsibility for the car bomb attack that killed three people and wounded six others near parliament building in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday evening.

The militant claimed the attack through Pro-Alshabaab radio station Andalus which reported that they targeted a convoy of the apostate government security forces that were passing at Sayidka junction.

The attack barely comes a day after a UN report released on Friday warned that the insurgents are still strong and capable of launching large-scale attacks refuting recent narrative that the Alshabaab militants are weak to continue their fight against Somalia government.

“Contrary to prevailing narratives of successful counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism efforts, the monitoring group assesses that the security situation has not improved in Somalia,” the report read in part.

Al-Shabaab terror group who have been on fight to overthrow the internationally recognized Somali government were pushed out of Mogadishu by AMISOM forces in 2011.

The militants’ heavy weight in fighting tactics is crystal clear that their potent antagonist in Somalia by launching frequent suicide attacks targeting restaurants, hotels, government workers and buildings and AMISOM forces sends signals that they still strong.

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