Somali militants destroy security cameras on key roads in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somali extremist group, al Shabaab has carried out a mortar attack targeting newly established security cameras on Maka Al Mukarama road in the capital, Mogadishu.
The rockets fired by the group reportedly destroyed number of camera piles on the street, according to a witness, who asked to be anonymous, because of reprisal attack on his life.
He says several camera plies were downed due to the shelling that took
place 04:55am local time in Mogadishu.
Somali armed group al Shabaab has claimed the responsibility for the bombing.
The new security cameras were installed last year days after the group’s fighters stormed into SYL hotel, killing 10 people, including 5 attackers.
Somali government erected the cameras to protest further Al Shabaab attacks in the capital, Mogadishu.
The armed group also carried out similar truck bomb attacks for the last two months in which killed almost 100 people, including two Turkish nationals.
The group was pushed out of Mogadishu capital in 2011 by Somali army troops and 22,000-strong African Union force in Somalia.
The rebel group also lost most of their strongholds, but it still controls large rural areas and remains the key threat to peace in Somalia.
The al Qaeda linked group has been fighting for over ten years to overthrow the internationally- backed government in Somalia.