Four people killed and 10 others injured in suicide bombing in Mogadishu
At least 4 people were killed and 10 others injured after a suicide bomber wearing explosive vest blew himself up in a tea shop in Mogadishu's Wadajir district, Somalia. The explosion which happened outside General Dhagaban military training camp was heard in most parts of the capital. Al- Qaeda linked-Al Shabaab militant group immediately claimed the responsibility for the attack by saying they targeted Turkish-trained officers who were reported to have been taking tea at the shop when the attack happened. This comes two days after another suicide bomber targeted Somalia government spokesperson Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimu while he was driving on the busy Makkah Al Mukarama road in downtown Moqadishu wounding him and killing the attacker on the spot. Moalimu has since been airlifted to Turkey for specialized treatment after receiving preliminary medication at the Turkish runner Digfeer hospital. A statement from the office of Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble said his injuries are stable and not life threatening. Somali prime minister Mohamed Hussein Roble strongly condemned the bomb attack which was claimed by Al-Shabaab militant group. This is the third such attack to rock the seaside volatile city in days as the country grapples with the convening of parliamentary and presidential elections which have missed its deadline of completion and have sparked stiff tension between president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble. Al- Shabaab insurgents are trying to topple the central government of Somalia and introduce strict interpretation of the Islamic law. The group still control large swathes of land in Southern and Central Somalia where they launch their attacks from on government officials, civilians, intelligence officers and UN officials.