Schlagwort-Archive: Puntland

Car bomb attack in Mogadishu

A suicide bomb attack in Mogadishu have been killed on Monday morning, at least ten people.

The assassin detonated his car bomb near a police training camp, said a Somali police official. The car had been catapulted on him and his colleagues and then exploded. „Everywhere arround us were flames and smoke, “ he said. The number of dead could rise. „We are busy trying to collect body parts and all here are shocked.“ Because the force of the bomb was heavy. Victims are also in surrounding houses. It was not clear at first who was responsible for the attack.

Since the overthrow of dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991 Somalia has no central government anymore. The radical Islamists of the al-Qaeda linked Muslim group Al-Shabaab has been trying for three years, supported by the United Nations to overthrow the government. Al-Shabaab controls large parts of the country and the capital, where the sphere of government is limited to a few streets.