Published: Fri, May 26, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Blast in Somali capital kills five, injures six

Blast in Somali capital kills five, injures six

That group claimed responsibility for a bombing in the northern city of Bosasso that killed five people on Tuesday. "We killed five of his bodyguards and destroyed one auto". A witness who was in the official party told VOA Somali that the five officers "died on the spot" after their vehicle set off the bomb.

Authorities said Abedi detonated a suicide bomb near one of the entrances to the Manchester Arena on Monday, just after an Ariana Grande concert wrapped up. "Some people have been killed", a resident Aamino Mohamed said.

"We are behind the attack in Liboi area".

Kenya's police chief, Joseph Boinnet, sounded a warning Tuesday about stepped-up al-Shabab attacks in his country as a result of military campaigns in Somalia, where African Union troops are supporting Somali forces.

Her dramatic statement came after 22-year-old Salman Abedi, a Briton of Libyan descent, was identified as the perpetrator behind Monday's deadly attack at a concert by teen idol Ariana Grande.

Adding to the violence, a small jihadist group in the north of Somalia has split from the main insurgency and declared allegiance to Islamic State.

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Mr Trump said: "So many young, beautiful, innocent people, living and enjoying their lives, murdered by the evil losers in life". Right-wingers said they were at least relieved that Trump made no mention of the two-state solution, which they strongly oppose.

So far this year, there has been three hijackings, one attempted hijacking - foiled when the crew locked themselves inside a reinforced room - and two vessels fired on off the Somali coast, the London-based International Maritime Bureau said.

Bossaso is no stranger to Daesh terror attacks.

Abedi was reported to be a former business student who dropped out of university and turned to radical Islam. Kenya has managed to stop the frequency of al-Shabab attacks in its capital, Nairobi, and major towns, but human rights groups say the government uses methods such as extrajudicial killings that can fuel revenge attacks.

This post was syndicated from The Independent Uganda:.

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