Thursday, July 18, 2019
News

8 killed in Somalia's car bombings

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Mogadishu | June 16, 2019 4:11:17 AM IST
At least eight people were killed and 16 others suffered injuries after twin car bombings rattled Somalia's capital, Mogadishu on Saturday.

According to Al Jazeera, the first bomb targeted a checkpoint near the presidential palace and second went off at a checkpoint on the road to the airport. While the first bombing killed eight, second did not cause any casualty.

Terror group al Sahab took the responsibility of the attack.

Al-Shabab, which often targets the capital, said the blasts were meant to strike the first line of security checkpoints for the airport and palace.

Al-Sahab, which controlled large rural area of the country, is fighting the Somalian government since 2007.

The terrorist group is responsible for a string of attacks in Somalia which have claimed the lives of scores of people. Al-Shabab was responsible for the horrific truck bombing in Mogadishu in October 2017 that killed more than 500 people. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
US House kills impeachment resolution ag...
Several dead in arson attack on Japan an...
US calls for 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saee...
Hindus in Pakistan not free to exercise ...
Huge win for India: ICJ orders stay on J...
Over 20k Indians have died in six Gulf n...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Delhi: Depressed over husband's death, w...
Cases of theft during weddings have decl...
Draft NEP advocates gender inclusion fun...
ICJ's verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav bring...
ICJ's decision on Jadhav exposes Pakista...
Refusal by the ICJ to allow Kulbhushan's...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Sexual assault case against Kevin S... 
Dutch youngster de Ligt joins Juven... 
'Silsila Badalte Rishton Ka' cast s... 
Wanted criminal gunned down in Ghaz... 
US move to bar Ankara from F-35 pro... 
Ram Janambhoomi Nyas says mediation... 
BPL franchise Khulna Titans rope in... 
Yes Bank scrips hit 52-week low aft...