Somali senator’s son injured by car bomb in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Somali senator’s son has left wounded on Tuesday in bomb explosion in the capital of Mogadishu, a witness said.
The victim, whose name has not been released, was sustained injuries after bomb explosive fitted into his car exploded near Pissa House in Mogadishu, a witness said.
He says victim is the son of Somali senator Abdi Hassan Aweli Qeibdid.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Tuesday’s explosion.
But such attacks are often carried out by Al Shabaab.
The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabaab militants continue to hold small rural areas in central and southern Somalia, but are being squeezed out by Somali and African Union forces.
Al-Shabaab is fighting to overthrow Somalia’s Western-backed government based in Mogadishu, which is protected by the 22,000-strong African Union force.
Mogadishu has witnessed increasing assassinations and bomb attacks in the past few months, mostly claimed by Al Shabaab, which is fighting to oust the UN-backed weak government of Somalia.