Two suicide attacks foiled in Mogadishu
“Two men wearing suicide bomb vests tried to attack the venue, but they were stopped at the gates, blowing themselves up,” said police official Abdullahi Mohamed.
“Security forces stopped their ambitions of attacking…they were shot and then they detonated their vests,” Interior Minister Abisamad Moalim told reporters, adding that one security guard was wounded in the blast.
The 825-member National Constituent Assembly (NCA) have been meeting over the last week to debate and vote on Somalia’s proposed new constitution.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which follows a string of explosions including roadside bombs and grenades that have rocked the Somali capital.
It was feared that Alshabab militants will targeted the meeting and as result security was beefed up.
NCA– chosen by traditional elders in a UN-backed process — were expected to vote on Wednesday on a provisional constitution, before final ratification by a national referendum.