Somalian Army Chief Survives Car Bomb Attack
General Yusuf Rageh, the Army Commander of Somalia, early Wednesday, survived what was an obvious suicide car bomb attack, which targeted his convoy at the heart of Mogadishu, the country’s capital.
The attack, according to army spokesperson, Abdiqani Ali Ashkir, left one person dead and two others seriously injured.
Ashkir said they thwarted the attack after shooting bullets against the suspects, seconds before it went off.
“According to the casualties, at least one person was killed and two others injured in the car bomb attack, the scene which you can see from here,” Ashkir added.
According to the casualties, at least one person was killed and two others injured in the car bomb attack.
Ashkir noted that the Somali army promises the people of Somalia that they will foil any attempt by the militants to kill innocent people, and will defend and protect them from any blasts.
Eyewitness said a car laden with explosives was denoted just near the convoy of the General who at the time was leaving the Defense Ministry compound within Mogadishu.
Although attacks against military officers are common in Somalia, but an attempt against a high ranking general is the first in many years.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack but but the nature resembles that of Al-Shabaab, a terrorist group that has been targeting military bases in recent months.