Thursday, March 30

An attack in Somalia kills at least 15 people, including a deputy

  • The terrorist attack also leaves an undetermined number of wounded

At least 15 peopleamong them the deputy Amina Mohamed Abdi, have died and an undetermined number have been injured this Wednesday in an alleged suicide attack in the city of Beledweyne, in central Somalia. The president of Somalia, Mohamed Abdulahi ‘Farmajo’, has sent “his deep condolences” to the families of the victims in the terrorist attack that took place this Wednesday night near the Hirshabelle Presidential Palace, in Beledweyne, as reports the Somali news agency SONNA. Likewise, the Somali Prime Minister, Mohamed Hussein Roble, has conveyed his condolences and has requested through his official Facebook account a “thorough investigation” of the murder of Amina Mohamed.

MP Amina Mohamed Abdi was a member of the Federal Parliament of Somalia and a candidate for the Federal Parliament for the city of Beledweyne. She was also known for her human rights activism and for investigating the clarification of the Ikran Tahlil crime. “Deputy Amina is known for her role in the fight for justice for the late Ikran Tahlil. A few days ago an attempt was made to steal the seat she was running for. She was murdered tonight in an attempt to disrupt justice,” Roble said. on his Twitter profile. Ikran Tahlil was the director of the cybersecurity department of the Intelligence services of the Horn of Africa country, missing since June, kidnapped and murdered by the jihadist group Al Shabaab. The Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) confirmed her death in September 2021.

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The attack occurred hours after at least eight people were killed in an attack perpetrated by suspected militants of the terrorist group Al Shabaab against a military base located near the airport of the capital, Mogadishu, where there are numerous international diplomatic missions.

Somalia, mired in a political crisis since December 2020 due to the numerous postponements of parliamentary and presidential elections, is facing an increase in the number of attacks by the Islamist militia Al Shabaab — linked to the terrorist organization Al Qaeda — , both in the capital and in other areas of the south of the country.

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