Monday January 16, 2023
CID chief of the Beledweyne Police Station, Jamal Ahmed Jama killed today in Halgan explosion
Beleweyne (HOL) - A car bomb exploded in Hiiraan's Halgan district, killing the CID chief of the Beledweyne Police Station, Jamal Ahmed Jama, and injuring two men from local anti-Shabaab clan militia forces on Monday.According to security officials, the militia opened fire on the suicide car bomber from a safe distance, forcing the bomber to detonate his device prematurely before reaching the government security forces headquarters.
The Toyota Noah minivan loaded with explosives targeted a Ma'awisley clan militia security checkpoint in the center of Hiiraan’s Halgan district.
Although no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, officials have blamed the Al Qawda-linked militant insurgency group al Shabab.
At least 30 people were killed in an al Shabaab triple suicide bomb attack in Hiiraan's Buluburte and Jalalaqsi districts on Saturday. Eighteen people - including 14 civilians - were killed in Buluburte after an Al Shabaab suicide bomber set off a car bomb near the town's main mosque.