Alshabab target Somali Army with car bomb, 2 killed
“The suicide bomber was trying to drive a minibus full of explosives past the guards but they ordered to stop before opening fire on him. He suddenly detonated and two soldiers were killed and three civilians injured,” Mohamed Liban said.
Alshabab claimed responsibility for the attack.
“Our fighter managed to enter with his car bomb inside government forces base in Afgoye. We killed dozens,” said Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, the spokesman for Alshabab’s military operations.
“The car was heavily laden with explosives. It is a great victory for the Mujahiden,” he said.
Last month, Somali forces backed by African Union troops pushed Alshabab militants out of one of their strongholds — the Afgoye corridor. The corridor includes sprawling camps for about 400,000 internally displaced Somalis.
Alshabab militants ambushed a convoy of vehicles carrying Somalia’s president to Afgoye late last month according to the AU, but the attack was repelled.