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Suicide bombing in Mogadishu kills government official, wounds four security forces

Tuesday August 22, 2023

Mogadishu (HOL) - Banadir regional administration official was killed and four security forces injured when a vehicle being pursued by the security forces exploded near the Ifka Halane intersection in Mogadishu on Tuesday morning.

According to the reports, the explosion occurred at the building housing the land distribution department of the Banadir administration, where Harbi Salad Omar, the head of the inspection department of the Mogadishu Municipal Government, died.

"The security forces chased the vehicle after it forcefully breached a security checkpoint. The police opened fire on the vehicle and chased it, allowing many people to flee," the eyewitness said.

Although no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, such incidents are typically attributed to al-Shabab.

Al Shabaab has been fighting since 2006 to topple Somalia's central government and establish its own rule based on its strict interpretation of Islamic Sharia law.


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