By Nep Journal correspondent:
Commander of the Somali National Army’s 3rd battalion General Mohamed Roble Jimale – Goobale was today killed in an attack near the defense Ministry in Mogadishu.
Reports indicate 8 of his security detail also died in the car bomb attack targeting his convoy as he left the defense ministry offices. Several other officers sustained injuries.
Goobale has been instrumental in the fight against Al Shabaab helping drive the militants out of several lower Shabelle settlements where his battalion plied its trade.
He also took part in operations within the city of Mogadishu.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud condemned the attack and sent his condolences to the family of the deceased officers.