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Jan 16, 2022
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Car of Somali government official attacked by suicide bomber

Somali government spokesman Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimu was injured in a suicide attack, Garowe Online reported on Twitter.

According to the source, the attack on the official car took place not far from the presidential palace. Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble strongly condemned the crime and wished the victim a speedy recovery.

Garowe Online also adds that militants from a radical group linked to al-Qaeda* claimed responsibility for the explosion.

Last November, an explosion in the Somali capital killed journalist Abdiaziz Afkira, who headed the state radio station Radio Muqdisho. An explosive device was planted in his car. In addition, five people died and six were injured in an explosion in a cafe in the center of Mogadishu, the bomb was activated by a suicide bomber.

* A terrorist group banned in Russia.

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