MOGADISHU (HAN) November 5.2016.Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. A massive car bomb exploded on Saturday near Somalia’s parliament in the capital Mogadishu.
The loud blast, which targeted Somali security forces near Mogadishu’s Sayidka junction, was claimed by the armed group al-Shabab.
It was not clear how many non-military casualties there might be.
A suicide car bomber attacked a military convoy near the intersection which killed two soldiers and unclear how many forces injured. Security forces at the intersection of the Lord tried to stop a car with explosives but a driver speed is going to hit one of the vehicles that were there. There is so far no other information from the police at this time.
Al Shabaab, has carried out a series of deadly attacks in Somalia to try to topple the Western-backed government.
Al Shabaab was pushed out of Mogadishu by the African Union peacekeeping force AMISOM in 2011 but has remained a potent threat in Somalia, launching frequent attacks aimed at overthrowing the Western-backed government.