At least 6, Including Commanders, Killed in Mogadishu Suicide Bombing


MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – At least six people, including two senior police commanders, have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, local officials have confirmed on Sunday.

Among those killed in the attack claimed by the militant group Al-Shabaab are the commander of Wabari police station Ahmed Bashane and the deputy commander Waliyow Adde Sector Abdibasid Mohamud Agey.

A man wearing an explosive vest blew himself up at a gathering of officers in Wabari police station, a highly protected area in the Somali capital, police spokesman has told media.

He said six people, among them police commanders and officers had been killed and six others wounded.

Deputy police chief of the capital Mogadishu Ahmed Wawayne is said to be among those wounded in the suicide bombing.

Al-Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabaab, which often carries out attacks on high-profile targets in Mogadishu and elsewhere in the country, has claimed responsibility for the deadly explosion.

Somalia’s outgoing president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo and his prime minister Mohamed Hussein Roble have sent condolences to the families of the officers killed in the attack and urged citizens to unite for the fight against Al-Shabaab.

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