Wednesday April 14, 2021
At least 15 people were killed and several wounded on Wednesday when a minibus carrying civilians hit a landmine in southern Somalia, officials said.Ibrahim Ali Nour, a radio journalist in the town of Jowhar, told Anadolu Agency by phone that he saw several survivors of the landmine explosion.
The minibus, en route from the capital Mogadishu for Jowhar in the Middle Shabelle region, was blown up by terror group al-Shabaab near the Balad district, killing 15 innocent people, Somali government spokesman Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimu said in a statement.
Although the Horn of Africa government said al-Shabaab is behind the attack incident, no group has yet claimed responsibility.
The terror group has been behind countless attacks in Somalia, including a 2017 car bomb attack in Mogadishu that killed some 300 people.