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Somalia: President, PM strongly denounce Al Shabab suicide car bomb outside Mogadishu

Storyline:National News

Hassan & PMSomali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed strongly condemned the suicide car bomb by Al Shabab outside Mogadishu on Monday.

The suicide car bomb which meant to target a convoy of African Union peacekeepers left at least 14 dead, mostly civilians after two passenger minibuses were hit with the suicide car which was loaded with explosives and drove by a suicide man.  At least 31 others were wounded in the attack among them three AMISOM soldiers and two international military advisers.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud described the attach as ruthless and only increased Al Shabab desperate acts against civilians.

“Al Shabab has now gone and In Allah’s wishes they will be soon held accountable for their massacring our civilians.” President Mohamud said.

On his side Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed said as the joint forces destroy the enemy, they target the civilians.

“I call the Somali people to be united and stand against these ruthless militias, they will never exist so long so let us root out them from our lands.” the Prime Minister added.

Al- Shabab took credit of Monday’s suicide car bomb claiming it was meant to revenge the U.S government for its killing Al –Shabab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane last Monday.