25 May 2009

Somalia: Al-Shabab Claims Responsibility of Suicide Attack

Mogadishu — Al-Shabab has claimed the responsibility of the suicide attack which killed two government soldiers and wounded seven others in Mogadishu on Sunday.

A suicide bomber targeted Somali military camp near Mogadishu port on Sunday.

Sheik Hussein Ali fidow, the head of policy and regions of al-Shabab who held a press conference said their organization was behind the suicide attack.

Sheik Hussein denied that the attacker was a foreigner and described the name of the attacker as Abdulkadir Hassan Mohamed and added that he was a young Somali man.

He claimed that they inflicted heavy casualties to the Somali military that were in the camp at the time of the attack.

The information minister of the Somali government Farhan Ali Mohamoud, accused Hisbul Islam and al-Shabab of being behind the suicide attack.The minister disclosed that a suicide attack failed on 18 of May.

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