Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Al-Shabab Militants Suicide Bombers Target African Union Troops In Somalia

UPI: Al-Shabab kills 13 with car bombs outside U.N. office in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 26 (UPI) -- Twin car bombs were detonated Tuesday outside the United Nations office at a Somali army checkpoint near the Mogadishu airport, killing 13 people and wounding five, police officials said.

The dead included nine security officials with the United Nations.

Abdulaziz Abu Musab, a spokesman for the militant group al-Shabab, told Al Jazeera the U.N. offices and African Union Mission in Somalia compound were the targets.

"Our Mujahideen targeted Halane which is base to the foreign forces occupying our Muslim country. We have killed dozens of them," Muscab, a spokesman for the group, said.

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More News On Today's Al-Shabab Attack Targeting African Union Troops In Somalia

Suicide bombers hit peacekeeping base in Somali capital, 13 dead: police -- Reuters
Somali police say 13 killed in two suicide car bombings in Mogadishu -- The Guardian/AP
Mogadishu Peacekeeping Bases Rocked by Suicide Bombs: Somali Police -- NBC
Suicide Bombing In Somalia's Capital Kills 13 Near Peacekeeping Base -- NPR
Dual Suicide Bomb Blasts Kill 13 in Somalia -- VOA
Al Shabab bombers kill 13 near Mogadishu airport -- The National
Somalia: UN condemns terrorist attack near Mogadishu airport -- UN News Centre

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