Wednesday May 11, 2022
Somali police confirmed Tuesday that four people including
three police officers were killed and eight others injured in a roadside blast
in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, Monday night.
Police Spokesperson Abdifatah Aden Hassan said the blast
which occurred between Mogadishu and Afgoye district targeted a security
vehicle carrying Mogadishu police commander Farhan Qarole who luckily escaped
“A passer-by civilian, together with three of Qarole’s
bodyguards, were killed and eight others wounded,” Aden said in a statement
issued in Mogadishu.
He added the blast occurred as the police commander was
returning from quelling a dispute between security officers in the Lower
The Al-Shabab militant group claimed responsibility for the
attack, saying it targeted a convoy of vehicles escorting the police commander.