Car bomb outside Mogadishu kills two soldiers.

By NepJournal December 10, 2016 15:51

By NJ Mogadishu Correspondent:

Somalia parliament attack

Alshabaab recently targeted Somalia parliament with a car bomb killing soldiers and civilians. Their deadly attacks to government officials, institutions, military bases, and hotels inside and outside the capital city Mogadishu has of late doubled.

At least two soldiers were killed and several others wounded when a minibus loaded with explosives blew up at security checkpoint in the outskirt of Somalia’s city, Mogadishu.

Eye witness said the blast was detonated remotely at a security check point in Siinkadheer village 15 kilometers northwest of Mogadishu after a van loaded with explosives went off killing two soldiers who were checking the van and three others wounded.

Despite the Alshabaab militants being driven out of the capital in 2011 by the Somali National forces backed by African Union forces deployed in 2007 the group still control vast swathes of outlying rural areas from which they launch guerrilla operations.

No group has claimed the responsibility for the blast but the insurgents groups Alshabaab are known to launch such attacks aimed at overthrowing government as they have previously claimed almost all attacks that targeted government officials, institutions, military bases, and hotels as well as deadly terror attacks in the neighbouring East African countries.

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By NepJournal December 10, 2016 15:51

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