Head of Regional Intelligence Directorate killed in Somalia mine explosion

MOSCOW, February 7 – RIA Novosti. At least 14 people, including the head of the regional office of Somali intelligence, were killed Sunday in a roadside mine in the central part of the country, local radio station Radio Dalsan reported.

The incident took place about 30 kilometers from the city of Dusamareb. It is reported that the deceased Abdurashid Abdinur was the head of the intelligence department in the Galmudug area.

Militants of the Al-Shabab radical group claimed responsibility for the attack.

The radical group Al-Shabab (Young Mujahideen Movement) has close ties with the international terrorist organization Al-Qaeda *. It is waging an armed struggle against the central government of Somalia and obstructing UN humanitarian activities. The group was included by the United States in the list of terrorist organizations in 2008 and is subject to sanctions in the country.

* A terrorist group banned in Russia .

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