Terror attack in Somalia’s capital leaves six dead, Al-Shabab claims responsibility

Somalia Blast: At least six injured after EXPLOSION at mayor's office in Mogadishu

At least six people were killed and several more were injured in a terrorist attack in the capital of Somalia, Mogadishu, on Sunday. The attack began with a bomb blast, followed by a group of terrorists storming a government building. The building targeted in the attack is located in a well-guarded area, with multiple roadblocks and concrete barriers in place.

The terrorist group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack. The group has been targeting the government for over a decade, and this attack is just the latest in a series of strikes that the group has carried out in recent months. Al-Shabaab seeks to impose its own interpretation of Islamic law and frequently carries out bombings and gun attacks across the country.

Somalia’s Ministry of Information confirmed that all the attackers were killed in a gunfight with security forces. Six civilians were also killed in the attack and many more were injured. The situation is now said to be calm, with the siege coming to an end at 4:30 pm local time.

This attack took place in a building that houses the office of Mogadishu’s Mayor, located just a mile away from the President’s office. The government, led by President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud, launched an offensive against the al-Qaeda linked group in August last year. However, the group has shown resilience and has continued to carry out attacks in retaliation against the government.

The attack in Mogadishu is a reminder of the ongoing threat of terrorism in the country, and the need for the government and international community to continue their efforts to combat the group. The government has been working to improve security in the capital and other parts of the country, but the group continues to carry out deadly attacks.

Al-Shabaab has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United States, the United Nations and several other countries. The group has been active in Somalia since the early 2000s and has carried out numerous attacks in the region, including bombings, assassinations, and kidnappings.

The international community has been providing support to the government in Somalia in its efforts to combat the group. This includes providing military and financial assistance, as well as training and capacity building for security forces.

The attacks in Mogadishu underline the need for continued efforts to combat terrorism in the region. The government and the international community must continue to work together to improve security and to deny the group the ability to carry out attacks. The people of Somalia have suffered for far too long from the violence and chaos caused by terrorism, and it is essential that the government and the international community continue their efforts to bring an end to the group’s activities.

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