Friday, July 12, 2013
A police official says a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near
a moving convoy of African Union troops in Somalia's capital, killing
himself and at least two others.
Mogadishu police official Mohamed
Abdi said Friday the dead were civilians passing by, but he did not yet
know if any soldiers were wounded in the attack near Mogadishu's
It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, but
the al-Qaida-linked rebels of al-Shabab frequently stage similar attacks
African Union forces expelled al-Shabab from
Mogadishu in August 2011, but they still hold sway in large parts of
rural southern Somalia and retain the ability to stage lethal attacks
even in Mogadishu.