Violence continues to mourn Somalia. Six people were killed and six others injured in a suicide bombing attack on a police station in Mogadishu on Sunday.
The attack occurred in Warberi, in the south of the city, on the busy Maka al-Mukaram road. “The explosion was so powerful that it destroyed parts of the building,” said Somali police chief Ibrahim Mohamed. Traffic on this road has been temporarily closed by police, witnesses said.
A probably targeted commissioner
“Six people including four civilians and two policemen were killed in this attack which targeted the police station,” police spokesman Sadik Dudishe confirmed. Among the victims is a police commissioner who is suspected to have been the target of the attack.
The attack has not been claimed but generally the attacks in the Somali capital are carried out by the group Al-Shabaab (“the young people” in Arabic). The latter has wanted to overthrow the Somali federal government since 2007 and regularly launches attacks against the government, also targeting civilians.