Africa

At least 21 killed in a suicide attack in Mogadishu

In the Mogadishu, the capital of Somali at least 21 people died in a suicide attack. The perpetrator of the attack blew himself up at a checkpoint. That says a Somali police officer, Ahmed Bashane.

Various security forces and civilians were found among the victims, including a six-year-old girl. Moreover, former Foreign Minister Hussein Elabe Fahiye died in the blast, according to the Ministry of Information.

According to Bashane, at least 32 people were injured. The terrorist al-Shabaab has claimed the attack via the jihadi radio station al-Andalus.

Al-Shabaab controls areas in central and southern Somalia, and regularly attacks security forces and civilians. The Somali terror group has links with al-Qaeda.

To help the Somali army in the fight against al-Shabaab, the US army regularly carries out air strikes against the group.

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