A policeman gives instructions near the wreckage of a car destroyed during a suicide bombing near the African Union's main peacekeeping base in Mogadishu, Somalia, July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta
Reuters: Somali general, 7 bodyguards killed in suspected car bomb attack - police
A Somali general and at least seven of his bodyguards were killed on Sunday when their military convoy was hit by a suspected car bomb, a police officer said on Sunday.
"Military General Mohamed Roble Jimale and at least seven of his bodyguards died," police colonel Abdikadir Farah told Reuters. The general was also known by the name Goobaanle. Many Somalis have a nickname often as commonly used as their proper name.
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Update #1: Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Mogadishu car bomb -- CNN
Update #2: Senior Somali commander killed in suicide car bomb attack -- AFP
Update #3: Somali Islamist insurgents kill general with suicide car bomb -- Pulse.ng
WNU Editor: This conflict is far from over.