Dead and wounded in a “terrorist bomb attack” on a Somali army camp

Dead and wounded in a “terrorist bomb attack” on a Somali army camp
Dead and wounded in a “terrorist bomb attack” on a Somali army camp

Dead and wounded in a “terrorist bomb attack” on a Somali army camp

Dead and wounded in a “terrorist bomb attack” on a Somali army camp

AFRICOM announces the killing of 15 Al-Shabaab

Sunday – 12 Rabi’ al-Thani 1444 AH – 06 November 2022 AD

Plumes of smoke rise after a terrorist attack on a Somali army camp (Somali Agency)

Cairo: Khaled Mahmoud

At least 15 people have been killed in a “suicide attack” at the entrance to a Somali army training camp south of the capital Mogadishu, while the US military said it had killed 15 al-Shabab militants in the latest airstrike.
According to the Somali National News Agency, a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance gate of the Na’na training camp in the Vajar district of Banadir governorate, and this bombing was believed to be one of the desperate attacks by the terrorist militia “Al-Shabab”, which suffered painful blows and casualties, heavy fighting in the country’s provinces.
And Turkey’s Anadolu Agency quoted a security source as saying that a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blew himself up at the entrance of a military training center that is subject to tight security.
The hard-line “al-Shabaab” movement claimed responsibility for the attack, which it claimed was aimed at a sniper training camp in the Wadjer area of ​​Mogadishu, claiming that 105 people were killed and 37 others wounded. including important officers. She also claimed in a statement released by her loyal local Radio Al-Furqan that she carried out nine attacks on military and security installations in different neighborhoods of Mogadishu.
In a similar context, US Forces Command in Africa (AFRICOM) announced that it had launched a “collective strike in self-defense against (Al-Shabaab) terrorists” who were attacking Somali forces near Kadali, noting that The first assessment of the attack requested by the army: Al-Somali killed 15 Al-Shabaab terrorists, but no civilians were injured or killed.
And she said in a statement last night (Saturday) that conducting last Thursday’s raid comes as part of support for the Somali government’s ongoing operations against the movement, which she describes as the largest and most active al-Qaeda network in the world and notes that it has demonstrated its will and ability to attack the partner and US forces and threaten US security interests.
AFRICOM pledged to continue providing training, advice and equipment to partner forces to give them the tools they need to undermine al-Shabab. While Bakool governor Muhammed Abdi pointed to the need to step up military operations against the Khariji militias that had begun in the areas of the southwest, Somali Interior Minister Ahmed Moallem Faqi arrived in Baidoa, the state’s temporary capital; To show their general health.
Since 2007, al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabab has been fighting the Somali federal government with the support of the international community, and although it was driven out of major cities, including Mogadishu, in 2011, it is still anchored in vast rural areas, particularly in the US south of the country.
In addition to the al-Shabab rebellion, Somalia is facing famine due to the worst drought in more than forty years, affecting 7.8 million people, about half the population, of whom 213,000 are suffering from severe famine, according to the United Nations are threatened.

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