Alshabaab Identifies Mogadishu Suicide Bomber
Somali militant group Alshabaab on Sunday identified the suicide bomber of a second explosion that occurred near the newly opened upmarket Doorbin Hotel. Alshabaab released an audio featuring a militant identified as Abdullahi Sheikh Adan Sheikh Gure who was in one of the two vehicles that were detonated in the Friday suicide bombing. In the audio Gure sarcastically sends a message to the President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo. He also sends a message to the Alqaeda leader Ayman Mohamed Al-Zawahiri. Gure hails from the Gedo region western Somalia. At least 45 people were killed in the twin bombings and gunfight that followed.