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Al-Shabaab has conducted yet another attack in Mogadishu. The car bomb that was detonated killed at least one and injured another 3. This comes just one week after the group killed a governor and his brother, as well as a car bomb that killed 3. The group has continued its war on Somalia and its backers, as it tries to dominate the Horn of Africa. It wants to control the horn with its very strict form of Sharia (Islamic Law). 

08/11/2017 Somalia (VoiceofAmerica) – At least three people were wounded Thursday after a car packed with explosives blew up in Mogadishu.

Somali authorities said the car exploded at Maka al-Mukaramah, Mogadishu’s busiest street, minutes after it was stopped by intel forces.

A Somali official who asked not to be named told VOA, “The alleged attack was thwarted when security forces who were closely following the car in the city prevented it from proceeding.”

The official said the target of the suspected attack was not yet clear.

The violence occurred seven days after al-Shabab militants fatally shot Mohamed Ali Elmi, the governor of Galgadud region in central Somalia, and his brother in Mogadishu. Less than three hours before that, a car packed with explosives blew up in the center of the capital, killing at least three civilians.

Meanwhile, Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed said Thursday that he had authorized a coordinated strike with international partners that killed a high-level al-Shabab leader who was behind Mogadishu bombings and assassinations.

 

 

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