Somalia..Al-Shabab bombards residential areas and assassinates government officials

Mogadishu (news now) 02/09/2022 22:30

Al-Shabab bombed civilian neighborhoods in the city of “Barawa”

Local residents in Barwa, Somalia, reported that four civilians, including a woman, were killed and nine others were wounded, as a result of a mortar attack, believed to have been carried out by fighters of the terrorist group Al-Shabab.

The attack took place during the meetings of 13 MPs in the city on Wednesday, and the residents confirmed that they heard five mortar shells, two of which hit residential areas.

Media sources added that the shells fell on the “Sakhwaldin” and “Diah” neighborhoods, while the city witnessed a temporary interruption in the Internet service.

Al-Shabab has recently intensified its attacks on cities that are witnessing activities related to the selection of new parliament members, with the aim of obstructing the electoral process.

Attacks in Lower Juba.

Media sources close to the Al-Shabab group indicated that the group assassinated an element of the Somali forces by a special assassination squad called the “security detachment.” SomaliaThe group’s fighters also raided a military barracks for the Kenyan forces in the town of “Tabeto”, located in the same governorate.

Al-Shabaab attacks continue in “Ras Kamboni”

And the sources announced the continuation of the attacks launched by the group on the Kenyan forces stationed in the vicinity of the town of “Ras Kamboni”.

The group claimed responsibility for an explosion that occurred on Tuesday evening, which led to the destruction of a military truck of the Kenyan forces and the killing and wounding of four soldiers, as a result of the group’s fighters targeting a military convoy that was transporting military equipment, by detonating an explosive device planted by al-Shabab fighters near the town.

Assassination in Mogadishu and attack in Bosaso

In another context, Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the assassination of “Mahmoud Jamea Agal”, a member of the Somali government’s parliament election committee, at the hands of its members in the Harwa district of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Meanwhile, the group claimed responsibility for the killing and wounding of 9 members of the government forces affiliated with the federal state of “Puntland”, after they were targeted by an explosion carried out by Al-Shabab fighters in the coastal city of Bosaso in the Barri governorate in the north-east of the country.

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