Suicide car bomber targets AU convoy near Mogadishu killing at least 13
Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) At least 13 were killed after suicide car bomber has targeted African Union convoy near the main corridor between Mogadishu and Afgooye on Monday, Somali government and health officials confirmed.
Lower Shabelle governor Abdikadir Mohamed Nur said the suicide car bomber believed to be an Al Shabab member attacked the convoy from Mogadishu and heading toward Afgooye town.
“Most of those killed were civilians traveling in two mini buses who were caught on the explosion. We have also collected 27 wounded civilians including women.” the governor who survived from the attack said.
The governor added that the suicide bomber who seemed to young man also died in the explosion.
“As we were passing a bus stop at Hawa Abdi area, a small vehicle drove to us, we did not think it could a suicide car bomber. It stopped between two mini buses as we continued. But immediately the car drove toward us and blew off.” the governor said.
At least three AMISOM officers and two American experts working for the Bancroft Global Development firm which provides a package of mentoring services to the AMISOM were wounded.
An Al Shabab spokesman Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Mus’ab took the credit of the attack and said that they revenged for their slain leader by targeting U.S citizens in Somalia.