TERROR As Suicide Bomber Detonates In Major City

TERROR As Suicide Bomber Detonates In Major City

13 people are dead after two suicide bombers detonated car bombs near the Mogadishu airport. The al-Shabaab, a group that has pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the act.

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From The Telegraph:

Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden cars on Tuesday outside the offices of the U.N.’s mine-clearing agency and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven guards, Somali police officials said.

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The two blasts took place near the African Union base in the area of the Mogadishu airport, Somali police chief Gen. Mohamed Sheikh Hassan said at a press conference.

Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabaab, claimed responsibility for the bombings, according to the group’s Andalus radio station.

Unlike previous attacks by al-Shabaab, which is linked to al-Qaida, gunmen did not accompany the suicide bomber, said police Capt. Mohamed Hussein. The first suicide car bomber tried to speed through the barrier at the U.N. office but guards shot at the car, he said. The guards at the U.N. offices were from a private security firm, said a police official, who insisted on anonymity because he isn’t authorized to speak to the press.

A second suicide blast targeted a checkpoint manned by Somali security forces near the African Union base in Mogadishu, said Hussein. Casualties there remained unclear.

Al-Shabaab is waging an insurgency against Somalia’s weak U.N.-backed government with the goal of establishing an Islamic emirate, ruled by a strict form of Islam.

Earlier this month, eight soldiers were killed after an al-Shabaab suicide car bomber targeted a Somalia military training camp.

These people are absolute monsters who need to be exterminated before they can take more innocent lives.

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