Al-Shabab Attack Kills At Least 12 People In Somali City

At least 12 people are reportedly killed after two explosions by extremist fighters struck the local government building in the capital of Somalia’s Hiran area, which has recently been the focus of mobilization against the rebels, according to officials and witnesses.

Al-Shabab, an extremist organization with a foothold in Somalia, took responsibility for the assault in Beledweyne, which is located around 186 miles (300 kilometers) north of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

The Hirshabelle state health minister and the deputy governor of Hiran in charge of finances were among those slain in Monday’s attack, according to the governor of Hiran, Ali Jayte Osman, who escaped the attack.

The governor stated,

“The initial explosion happened at the entrance gate, and a massive truck rushed into the headquarters building and exploded, killing many residents who came to the office to obtain services.”

“Cowards committed this attack, but their heinous deeds will never divert attention from the public rebellion against them.” The attack, according to him, seriously damaged the administration’s headquarters.

By phone, witness Elmi Hassan told the AP that a truck carrying explosives rammed the government building around 10:00 am.

He claimed, “I have personally seen many bodies that were found among the attack’s debris, human flesh scattered on the ground.

According to Bishar Hussein Jimale, Beledweyne’s police commissioner, the incident took place at the Lama-Galaxy military camp, which also serves as the country’s administrative center.

The calamity that occurred today, he claimed, “killed many innocent individuals, including government officials, civilians, and security personnel.”

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