MOGADISHU, Somalia – The United Nations has strongly condemned a deadly suicide car bomb explosion in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 17 people, including soldiers.
The explosion rocked in the capital on Tuesday when a bomber blew his car laden with explosives at security checkpoint on the main road to the airport of Mogadishu.
The UN sent its heartfelt condolence to the people and government of Somalia while wishing a speedy recovery to those who were injured in the bomb attack.
Tuesday’s explosion was claimed by Al Shabaab.
Al Shabaab, an al Qaeda linked group, which wants to topple the weak-western backed government -based in Mogadishu.
Last week, the militant group killed 33 people in suicide and gun attack on a popular hotel in Kismayo, a coastal town, some 500km south of the capital Mogadishu.
The rebel group carried out similar attack which left dozens dead in Mogadishu for the last months,