Somalia Custodial Corps Chief Escapes Blast in Mogadishu


MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s custodial corps chief Mahad Abdirahman Adan escaped an assassination attempt on his life after bomb blast targeted his convoy in the Somali capital, Mogadishu on Thursday morning, officials say.

The attack comes a day after IED explosion hit the vehicle of police spokesman Sadik Adan Dodishe in the city’s Wabari district on Tuesday night.

The blast took place near the residence of former president Abdulqasim Salad Hassan in Mogadishu’s KM4 neighborhood, targeting the convoy of Somali custodial corps chief during a morning rush hour.

Witnesses who have spoken to local media say the roadside bomb struck and damaged a vehicle transporting the guards of the custodial corps chief.

At least 4 people including 3 soldiers were killed in the attack and more than 8 others wounded.

Al-Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabaab has said it carried out the attack, claiming to have killed 3 soldiers and wounded 7 others. The custodial corps chief was the target of the bomb blast, according to statement by the Islamist group.

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