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Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for deadly Mogadishu car bomb

Mogadishu, Somalia The Islamist active accumulation Al-Shabaab has claimed albatross for a car bomb in Mogadishu that dead a Somali accepted and four of his guards Sunday.Gen. Mohamed Roble Jimale, administrator of the Somali Army s 3rd analysis and a arch amount in the activity adjoin Al-Shabaab, was dead as he was abrogation a compound, according to Gen. Yusuf Mohamed. The accepted was blood-soaked in the advance and died after in a hospital, Mohamed said.Al-Shabaab is a Somali agitator accumulation that seeks to about-face the country into a fundamentalist Islamic accompaniment and has agitated out again attacks adjoin Somali government and aggressive targets.Last month, an Al-Shabaab barter bomb exploded alfresco the Somali presidential alcazar and a accepted auberge in Mogadishu, killing at atomic 15. Less than two weeks earlier, a brace of suicide car bombings addled a government building, killing 23 people.Designated as a adopted agitator alignment by the US in 2008, Al-Shabaab has agitated out attacks adjoin assorted targets at home — killing all-embracing aid workers, journalists, noncombatant leaders and peacekeepers — as able-bodied as abroad.Some of its best barbarous attacks accept been in adjoining Kenya, which has taken a key role in the African Union s aggressive activity adjoin the group.Last year, Al-Shabaab gunmen dead about 150 bodies at Kenya s Garissa University College. At atomic 67 bodies were dead at a Nairobi arcade capital in 2013.Journalist Omar Nor appear from Mogadishu, Somalia, and Tim Hume appear and wrote from London. s Holly Yan contributed to this report.

Somali bombings leave 23 dead; Al-Shabaab claims responsibility

Mogadishu, Somalia A brace of suicide car bombings addled a government architecture in Somalia on Sunday, killing 23 people, including two attackers, authorities said. Many of the fatalities are acceptance and bounded traders who were at a adjacent academy and bazaar in the boondocks of Galkayo, badge said. One adviser rammed his explosives-laden agent into the capital aboideau of the building, killing several people, bounded badge Capt. Abdi Hassan said. Minutes later, as bodies aggregate to advice the wounded, a additional car bomb exploded. At atomic one badge administrator was killed, authorities said.The alarm accumulation Al-Shabaab claimed albatross for the attack, which targeted a government admixture apartment authoritative offices, badge said. The group s spokesman, Sheikh Abdiaziz Abu Musab, batten to Andalus Radio, a pro-militant station.Not aloof ISIS: Alarm groups common jockey for powerNorthern Galkayo is beneath the ascendancy of Puntland, a semi-autonomous accompaniment in northeast Somalia.Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Omar A Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke acerb accursed the attack, anecdotic it barbaric and heinous. A adumbrative of UN Secretary-General in Somalia Michael Keating issued this statement: This act of alarm highlights the vulnerability of Somali civilians including accouchement to actors who abide to use abandon to accomplish their objectives. Troubling trend The advance follows a agnate arrangement of bombings in the country additionally claimed by Al-Shabaab, which wants to about-face Somalia into an Islamist state. In backward July, six bodies died afterwards bifold suicide car bombs exploded in Mogadishu. Aloof canicule prior, suicide bombers detonated two cartage burdened with explosives abreast the capital s Aden Adde International Airport, killing at atomic 12. In June, the accumulation additionally claimed abstracted attacks on two hotels accepted with Somali politicians, which larboard added than two dozen bodies dead. s Sara Khan contributed to this report.