Saturday, January 2, 2021

Somalia: 5 killed on Suicide bomb attack on Turkish road building crew

(Mogadishu) Five people, including two Turkish nationals, were killed and more than a dozen others injured on Saturday after a suicide bomber carried out an attack on a road construction site in Somalia. The attack took place near the Mogadishu-Afgoya road construction work site, which was funded by the Qatari government and conducted by a Turkish company. Four Turkish nationals have been injured in the attack.  A total of 14 people were injured in the attack.

The company was working on a road between Somali capital Mogadishu and the town of Afgooye. Al Shabaab, affiliated with Al Qaeda, have claimed the attack saying the attack targeted “white officers” on the outskirts of Mogadishu. The official was cited as saying two “apostate soldiers” were also killed in the attack.