Left Menu
Development News Edition

Atleast 4 dead in blast at district headquarters in Somali


Atleast 4 dead in blast at district headquarters in Somali
Image Credit: Twitter

At least four people are dead after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a district headquarters in Mogadishu, a Somali police officer said Monday.

Capt Mohamed Hussein said the large blast badly damaged the compound of the Hodan district's headquarters.

An Associated Press journalist saw at least seven bodies at the scene.

Hussein said seven other people were wounded, and most of the victims were district workers and soldiers.

This is the second such attack on a district headquarters in the capital this month. The Howlwadag district headquarters was targeted on September 2 and at least six people were killed, including two children.

The al Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group often claims responsibility. The Somalia-based group often targets the capital with bombings, including a truck bombing in October that left at least 512 people dead.

Somali troops are meant to take over the Horn of Africa nation's security in the coming years from an African Union force but concerns about their readiness remain high.

The UN Security Council recently voted to delay the reduction of troops in the AU force from October to February and the target date to hand over security to Somali forces to December 2021.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


TRENDING

OPINION/BLOG/INTERVIEW

Sentiment Analysis of Twitter users during COP 25: Governments losing trust on Climate Action

Sentiment analysis of Twitter users during COP25 in Madrid, being held from December 2-13, shows widespread fear on climate change due to global warming but almost no trust on governments in meeting the emission targets. In the analysis the...

These innovators are making humanitarian response more efficient

These alarming trends prompt a call for the world to not only address the ongoing crisis but also to adopt innovative approaches to fulfill the growing humanitarian needs in such emergencies. ...

Hyderabad Encounter: A sentiment analysis of public mood on day of encounter

Sentiment analysis of twitter users revealed that they showered salutes on Hyderabad police for eliminating alleged gang rapists of the veterinary doctor but only a few believe in cops version of successive events leading to encounter....

Hyderabad Encounter: Time to review modern judiciary and restore people’s confidence

Its probably for the first time in the history of independent India, the parliamentarians, chief ministers and ministers in the Union and State governments are openly supporting an encounter. This indicates the people from top to bottom hav...

Videos

Latest News

UPDATE 1-UK shares rise on wait-and-watch election day

UK midcaps broke a three-day losing streak on Thursday but still lagged the FTSE 100, with investors clearing the decks as Britons voted in a general election that could decide the fate of Brexit.The FTSE 100 added 0.6 with all sectors up b...

Upset-minded Falcons ready to face 49ers

The visiting Atlanta Falcons hope to do to the San Francisco 49ers what they did to the New Orleans Saints on an earlier trip to Louisiana when they get another crack at an NFC heavyweight Sunday afternoon. The NFC West-leading 49ers 11-2 h...

UPDATE 2-Cricket-Labuschagne and Smith blunt New Zealand in tough middle session

Australia batsmen Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne blunted New Zealands weakened attack in fierce heat during an attritional middle session on day one of the first test on Thursday. Australia, who won the toss and batted in the day-nighte...

Hotelbeds Selects RateGain to Lead the Sector in Rate Integrity

Hotelbeds, one of the worlds leading bedbank, has today reported the launch of a partnership with RateGain, the market leader in hospitality and travel technology solutions.RateGain will provide Hotelbeds with Parity - an advanced end-to-en...

Give Feedback