Somalia: four dead in an attack in Mogadishu
At least four people were killed and seven injured on Wednesday when a suicide bomber detonated the bomb he carried in a tea room near a checkpoint in Mogadishu, police sources said.
“Investigations are underway, but we believe the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber in Shebab who blasted himself in a crowded teahouse near the Sayidka intersection. Four civilians, including the facility’s owner, were killed in the explosion and seven others were injured,” said Ibrahim Mohamed, a senior police chief.
Islamic Shebab activists took responsibility for the attack. Witnesses described scenes of chaos in this facility that many civilians and police members visit.
“The security forces shut down the area. I saw ambulances removing several dead and injured. People were in panic and chaos everywhere, “said a witness, Sayid Ali, who was close to the attack.
Associated with Al Qaeda, Shebab has responded to the loss of the Somali government, with the support of the international community and the 20,000 men of the African Union force in Somalia (Amisom).
Powered by Mogadishu in 2011, most of their mounts were lost, but they still control large rural areas, where they operate.