1 November 2017

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Militants Killed in Own Explosion

Photo: Stuart Price/UN
Four suspected members of Al Shabaab, the Islamic insurgent group, walk on the grounds of Mogadishu Stadium (file photo)

At least 8 AlShabaab militants on Monday night died in an IED explosion in north of the Somali capital Mogadishu, Radio Dalsan reports. The eight were part of a Mogadishu based AlShabaab cell that were planning to execute an attack in the capital, a NISA official told Radio Dalsan.

The incident occurred in Danida village where they were reportedly planting the bomb. Mogadishu has this year experienced a surge in IED explosions and assassinations by the insurgent Islamist group.

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