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Al Shabaab attack on Somali govít building ends with 15 people dead
Standard Digital ^ | 23rd Mar 2019 18:10:59 GMT

Posted on 03/23/2019 3:02:18 PM PDT by robowombat

Somalia’s al Shabaab stormed a government building on Saturday, detonating a suicide car bomb in the heart of the capital Mogadishu with at least 15 people, including an assistant minister, killed during the ensuing gun battle.

In the latest bombing claimed by al Shabaab, an Islamist group which is fighting to establish its own rule in Somalia, based on a strict interpretation of sharia law, a huge explosion shook central Mogadishu and a large plume of smoke rose above a building housing Somalia’s ministries of labor and works. Police later said the fighting at the building had ended and that the premises had been completely secured. “The building was secured by security forces. The four militants who attacked the building were shot dead. Another militant was a suicide car bomber and so he also died,” Major Ali Abdullahi, a police officer told Reuters. SEE ALSO :Kemunto: Case of broken and estranged family with few links of kinship

Abdullahi said ten people, including assistant labor minister Saqar Ibrahim Abdala and police personnel, had died. Police said earlier that some 20 people had been injured in the assault, which began when a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb, allowing other militants to storm the building. Dr. Abdikadir Abdirahman, director of Amin Ambulance Service told Reuters soon after the assault begun that people were trapped inside the building and that it was not possible to rescue them because of a heavy exchange of fire. SEE ALSO :The unseen war - Part 2

Al Shabaab told Reuters one of its fighters had rammed the ministry building with a car bomb allowing others to enter. “We are inside the building and (the) fighting goes on. We shall give details later,” Abdiasis Abu Musab, Al Shabaab’s military operation spokesman said during the attack. SEE ALSO :Al Shabaab bride planned escape a day before attack, whereabouts unknown

Al Shabaab, which is trying to topple Somalia’s western backed central government, was ejected from Mogadishu in 2011 and has since been driven from most of its other strongholds. But it remains a threat, with its fighters frequently carrying out bombings in Somalia and neighboring Kenya, whose troops form part of the African Union mandated peacekeeping force AMISOM that helps defend Somalia’s central government.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: somalia

1 posted on 03/23/2019 3:02:18 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

I’m so glad American troops died for these savages...


2 posted on 03/23/2019 3:10:26 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: robowombat

The women of New Zealand will have to amp up their virtue signaling solidarity show beyond the hajib. Let’s see... what else can they do?


3 posted on 03/23/2019 3:12:32 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: EEGator

Where is Ilhan Omar on this? Surely she has something to say.


4 posted on 03/23/2019 3:13:50 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: Steely Tom

She’s busy celebrating.


5 posted on 03/23/2019 3:14:46 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: robowombat
Al Shabaab, which is trying to topple Somalia’s western backed central government,

It appears the Govt. is an Infidel collaborator, made up of heretical Muslims.
Fundamental Muslims would hate them more than us Kafirs. - Tom

6 posted on 03/23/2019 3:18:34 PM PDT by Capt. Tom
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I wonder if Ilhan Omar’s husband participated in the attack.


7 posted on 03/23/2019 3:27:59 PM PDT by fruser1
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To: robowombat

Wait, this wasn’t in Minneapolis? /sarc>


8 posted on 03/23/2019 4:13:36 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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To: robowombat

Somalians..........why does that sound familiar of late?


9 posted on 03/23/2019 4:21:52 PM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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Al Shabaab - Friends of Omer?


10 posted on 03/23/2019 10:28:59 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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I wonder if the muslim women in New Zealand will take off their scarfs due to these killings.


11 posted on 03/23/2019 11:57:57 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Islam is an ideology. It is NOT a religion.)
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To: robowombat

Send Omar to fix it and lock the door behind her


12 posted on 03/24/2019 3:47:34 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (nic dip.com)
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