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Governor And Bodyguards Killed In Suicide Car Blast (Photos)

Posted by Thandiubani on Mon 18th May, 2020 - tori.ng

A governor and his bodyguards have become the latest victims of terrorists following a fatal blast.

Scene of the attack where the governor and his bodyguards were killed
Scene of the attack where the governor and his bodyguards were killed
 
Al-Shabaab jihadist group have claimed victory after a Somali governor and three bodyguards were killed in a suicide attack in the regional capital of Galkayo on Sunday.
 
According to reports, the attacker rammed a scooter taxi into the car carrying the governor of the north-central Mudug province, Ahmed Muse Nur, and his security detail, before detonating an explosive device.
 
Police captain Mohamed Osman, who confirmed the news, told Reuters that:
 
“A suicide car bomb hit the governor’s car. Governor Ahmed Muse Nur and three of his bodyguards died,”
 
Mohamed Osman confirmed the toll of four and added:
 
“There are other casualties but the details are still being investigated.”
 
In late March, the governor of Puntland, a neighbouring semi-autonomous province, was killed in similar circumstances.
 
Al-Shabaab, an Islamist militant group waging a deadly insurgency in Somalia, also claimed responsibility for that attack.
 
 
On Sunday, it posted a statement on a pro-Shabaab website that said:

“The governor of the apostate administration in the Mudug region was killed in a martyrdom operation in Galkayo today.”
 
Galkayo has been rocked by fighting between forces from both regions; and also by rival clans in the northern and southern parts of the town.


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