Bomb attacks hit police stations in Somalia’s capital

Mogadishu
Somali security officers secure the scene of a car bomb explosion as paramedics await to rescue the injured in the Kilometre 4 area of Mogadishu, Somalia January 31, 2021. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Grenade attacks targeted seven police stations in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu on Tuesday and a search carried out by security forces has led to the arrest of five suspects, a spokesman for police Abdifatah Adan Hassan said.

The police official told a press conference in Mogadishu that seven police stations in six districts of the capital had been hit by the attacks and that most of the grenades had missed their targets injuring four people.

Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the blasts, saying it had struck district headquarters and police stations in Karan, Shibis, Bondhere, Wardhigley, Howlwadag, Wadajir, Dharkenley, Hodan, Yaqshid, Hiliwa, Daynile and Garasbaley. The group said five members of Bondhere and Karan district staff were among the casualties.

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