Somali PM orders probe into ‘recent terrorist attacks’

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – In a meeting with top commanders of government troops and African Union peacekeepers on Sunday, Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble ordered an investigation into deadly attacks carried out by Al-Shabaab in Mogadishu and Baladweyne on Wednesday.

Two fighters of the Al-Qeada-affiliate burst their way into a heavily-fortified military base inside Mogadishu airport, where an upcoming presidential election is expected to be held, and battled AU troops for hours, killing a number of foreign nationals. Al-Shabaab said it had killed 17 foreigners including “four senior western officials”, an assertion yet to be confirmed by authorities. read more

Prime Minister of the FGS Mohamed Hussein Roble held meeting with top officials of the country’s security agencies and the African Union peacekeeping mission … [and] he instructed them to launch an official investigation into the recent terrorist attacks,” his office said in a statement.

On Wednesday, twin bombings killed nearly 50 people and injured more than 100 others in the central town of Baladweyne where a parliamentary vote was underway inside a base targeted by one of the attacks. Among the victims was an opposition MP critic of the incumbent President and his administration. read more

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