WorldSomalia: Al-Chabab attacks convoy of government forces in Mogadishu

Somalia: Al-Chabab attacks convoy of government forces in Mogadishu


AA / Mogadishu

The Al-Shabaab movement on Tuesday attacked a convoy of Somali government forces in the Daynile district of the capital, Mogadishu, local press reported.

The Somali Guardian news website reported that the movement “ambushed Somali forces with an explosive device”.

For its part, the Al-Shabab movement said the attack left 12 soldiers dead, including two members of the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), according to the same source.

The terrorist organization also said that among the dead was an intelligence commander, Daynile District Security Chief Farraksan Nur Raj.

For their part, the Somali authorities have yet to issue any immediate comment on this matter.

For years, Somalia has waged a war against the Al-Shabaab movement, which was founded in early 2004. This armed movement, ideologically affiliated with Al-Qaeda, has claimed responsibility for numerous terrorist operations that have left hundreds of people dead .

* Translated from Arabic by Mounir Bennour.

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