25 March 2013

Somalia: Twin Explosions Rock Presidential Palace in Kismayu

Explosions believed to be made of remote controlled land mines today rocked Kismayu city which is located in the lower region of Juba.This explosions occurred at the presidential palace early Morning. During the incident the occupants of area affected were members and top officials of the Raskamboni brigade led by ( Ahmed Mohamed Islam ) Ahmed Madobe

Witness who were at area informed Shabele that two large explosions  were hard. They informed us that the explosions were land mines controlled by remotes and had caused damages.the explosions happened at a base owned by the brigade.

A witness who declined to be named told the Shabele that the first explosion occurred at the base before a large crowd gathered which then resulted in the second explosion. The second explosion went off just as members of the brigade gathered at the place and may have caused severe damages.

Members of the brigade dispersed the members of the public who formed a crowd at the scene and communication is said to be out of order.

We tried to reach the officials from both the Raskamboni brigade and the Military from the federal government but that was not possible as telephone communication has been shut off.

Security in the area has been beefed up by the Federal army and Amisom Army from Kenya. This happened as a delegate consisting of internal security minister, minister of defense,minister of justice, members of parliament , and workers from the prime minister. The delegation from consisting of the prime minister is expected tomorrow

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