MOSCOW, February 28 – RIA Novosti. At least two people were killed and one was injured in a roadside bomb blast in the Somali capital Mogadishu, Dalsan radio station reported, citing eyewitnesses.
It is reported that an explosive device detonated in the Khodan area at a time when a motorcade was passing by, which was the deputy commander of the Somali armed forces, Abbas Amin. It is noted that two of his guards were killed, another was wounded, Amin himself was not injured.
SNA chief of staff Gen. Abbas Amin Ali survives bomb attack on early Sunday morning in # Mogadishu's Hodan district. Two of his military guards are reportedly killed in the attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants. pic.twitter.com/VrFz20nYAa
– DalsanTV (@DalsanTv) February 28, 2021
The Somali Guardian wrote that the radical group Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the explosion.
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.