Somalia: SNA commander survives car bombing in Mogadishu

Image

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A senior Somali National Army [SNA] commander escaped unharmed when an explosive device planted in his vehicle blew up in Mogadishu on Monday, Garowe Online reports.

The blast occurred in Villa Baidoa, military command control HQ near Zoobe [KM5], a busy junction in the heart of the capital, where a truck bomb killed at least 512 people on 14th October and injured 295 others.

The car bomb went off moments after the army officer identified as General Abdiweli has stepped out of his car in the heavily fortified compound, no casualties reported as a result of the explosion.

No group has yet claimed the responsibility for the blast, which happened hours before a high-level meeting on the security kicked off in Halane, the biggest AMISOM military base adjacent to the Airport.

Somali President has opened the forum aims a comprehensive approach to security in the country, as a follow-up to the London Conference on Somalia, held in May this year.

The leaders of Somalia's Federal Member States, central government, Ambassadors, Representatives from the International Community and partners are participating in the meeting.

GAROWE ONLINE

Related Articles

Ethiopian troops cross over to Somalia in pursuit of Al-Shabaab

Ethiopia's senior army officers confirmed that over 200 Al-Shabaab militants were killed in Ethiopia after they crossed over.

  • Somalia

    04-10-2022

  • 08:15AM

We will mourn but will not cry, says Somalia official after Al-Shabaab attack

Two of the bomb attacks struck the Lama Galaay military base, which hosts the offices of the regional president and several local government officials.

  • Somalia

    04-10-2022

  • 07:52AM