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Explosion in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu – five people killed, organization affiliated with Al Qaeda took responsibility

An explosion happened near a school.

A massive explosion occurred on Thursday in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. Five people have died in this explosion and many people have been injured. The extremist organization al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the blast. A plume of smoke was seen rising in Mogadishu after the morning explosion. Amin Ambulance Service said fifteen injured people have been taken to hospital. The blast happened near a school.

The extremist group al-Shabaab said in a statement on its Andalusian radio that it targeted Western officials who were guarding an African Union peacekeeping convoy. However, an eyewitness Hassan Ali said that a private security company was engaged in the security of the officers. Ali told that he saw four security personnel in injured condition. The al-Qaeda-affiliated organization frequently attacks the capital.

air strike against extremist group

Earlier, on July 23, US forces conducted a second air strike against the al-Shabaab extremist group in Somalia. At the same time, a similar attack was done on 20 July. It was the first such attack since President Joe Biden took office in January. The Pentagon said in a brief statement that the attack was carried out in support of Somali partner forces and therefore the use of military force was permitted under current congressional authorization.

Pentagon spokeswoman Cindy King said the airstrikes were carried out in coordination with the Somali government and were carried out around the Keysad area in the Galmudug area of ​​central Somalia. The US withdrew most of its troops from Somalia in the final days of President Donald Trump’s term and sent them to neighboring countries where they could remotely advise Somali forces and those affiliated with the al-Qaeda terrorist network. Organizations can help the force against al-Shabaab.

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