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AMISOM Officers Donate Blood For Mogadishu Bomb Blast Victims
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AMISOM Officers Donate Blood For Mogadishu Bomb Blast Victims

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) officers yesterday organised a blood donation drive in support of victims of the recent terror attack in Mogadishu. Lt. Gen. Osman Noor Soubagleh who led the drive at the AMISOM Force Headquarters urged both officers and civilians to turn up in large numbers and donate blood in aid of the bomb victims. “As AMISOM, it’s a good and simple thing to donate blood; but we are ready to sacrifice our blood and lives,” the Force Commander said. Last Saturday, Al-Shabaab detonated a truck full of explosives at a busy junction in Mogadishu city, killing innocent civilians. Hundreds of residents injured in the blast are admitted in various hospitals in Mogadishu and many are in urgent need of blood. The AMISOM Force Commander condemned the act of targeting innocent members of the public, and termed Al-Shabaab an enemy of humanity. “I want to send a message to Somalis that Al-Shabaab is an enemy of the people and of humanity. If such persons were normal, they would not have targeted the ordinary population. One should not think that Al-Shabaab is fighting AMISOM or the Somali security forces or other troops in the country. They should know that Al-Shabaab is the enemy of all existing Somalis,” noted Lt. Gen. Soubagleh.