Somalia: District Commissioner Survives Bomb Blast in Mogadushu

Yaqshid district commissioner Abdullahi Ahmed Arif has narrowly survived an attempt on his life after a roadside bomb struck his convoy.

Confirming the incident, Benadir region spokesman Salah Hassan Omar said the vehicle of the district commissioner came under a remote-controlled roadside bomb on Sunday in Mogadishu's Dareslam area.

"The district commissioner of Yaqsid escaped unhurt in a blast in Daresalam area. No police escorting him was wounded," Salah said.

The attack on the district commissioner came hours after SNA chief of staff Gen. Abbas Amin Ali survived a bomb attack on early Sunday morning in the Hodan district.

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According to witnesses two of his military guards were reportedly killed in the attack.

The attack on the officer was claimed by Al-Shabaab Al-group in a statement.

The group which is linked to AlQaeda often carry out ambush attacks against government officials and security forces in Somalia.

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