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Somalia: 13 killed in suicide attack in Mogadishu

10th Apr 2017
Somalia: 13 killed in suicide attack in Mogadishu

By Nour Gelle Gedi and Afra Aksoy

 

MOGADISHU (AA): At least 13 people were killed and 10 others wounded in a suicide attack on the country’s new armed forces commander Sunday, according to officials.

Ahmed Nur Ahmed, a security official in the Daynille neighborhood in the capital Mogadishu, told Anadolu Agency that the attack near the Internal Security Ministry happened when new commander Mohamed Ahmed Jamali left a handover ceremony for his new duties in a convoy.

According to Ahmed, Jamali is in good condition.

On its website, the al-Shabaab terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack comes one day after a military court in Somalia’s semi-autonomous northern region of Puntland executed five al-Shabaab terrorists convicted of militancy and murdering two Puntland senior officials.

Over a week ago, reassignments took place between senior officials of the Somalian army, including the commander of the armed forces, joint operations chief, and positions at the intelligence and police departments.

 

[Photo: Somalian security forces and people gather at a scene after a bomb attack targeting the Armed Forces Command near the Defense Ministry in Mogadishu, Somalia on April 9, 2017.  Photographer: Muhabiri Sadak Mohamed/AA]

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