MOGADISHU, 19 January 2021 – Eleven people have been killed in two attacks by al-Shabab militants targeting two convoys Sunday and Monday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
At least five people were killed Monday and several others injured in the Garasbaley neighborhood of Mogadishu.
At least six people were killed Sunday when a landmine explosion hit another convoy in the vicinity of Tehsile of the capital.
The convoy that was hit on Sunday included a vehicle transporting the governor of lower Shabelle.
Al-Shabab, a Somalia-based affiliate of al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for both attacks.
Mogagishu police said the improvised explosive device that went off Monday targeted a vehicle in which two local government officials, two soldiers and a civilian – the driver of the vehicle – were killed.
Those injured in the blast Monday have been admitted to Madina Hospital in Mogadishu, according to the deputy commissioner for the security of Garabaley, Ali Mohamed Moalim.