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Deputy commissioner killed in landmine blast outside Mogadishu


Tuesday January 19, 2021


SUPPLED: The deputy commissioner of Garasbaley Ali Mohamed Moalim [L] and a youth activist Abdirashid Dubad [R] were both killed in a landmine explosion on Tuesday

Mogadishu (HOL) -At least three people have been killed in a landmine explosion in Garasbaale on the outskirts of Mogadishu on Tuesday.

The blast claimed the lives of Ali Mohamed Moalim, the deputy commissioner for security and politics in Garasbaale; Abdirashid Dubad, a youth activist as well as their driver.

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There are reports that a fourth man, their security guard, may have been killed in the attack as well.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Still, Somali-based al-Qaeda affiliated group al-Shabaab had claimed responsibility for similar attacks targeting government officials in the Horn of Africa country.

This story is developing.



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