Alshabab claims responsibility for Mogadishu suicide bombing

The Al-Qaeda linked Somalia based militant group Alshabab claimed responsibility for the Thursday suicide bombing in Mogadishu.

The suicide bombing which claimed the life of an official of the plain-clothed security agent and wounded four other people occurred at Black Sea junction area in Howlwadag district.

According to Alshabab, they killed two plain-clothed security agents including the plain-clothed security chief of Howlwadag district in the attack.

“The Mujahideen have killed a senior Apostate intelligence officer and two of his bodyguards in an attack in the Black Sea,” Alshabab said in a statement.

The government has not yet commented on the attack.

Alshabab which is linked to Al-Qaeda frequently carries out hit and run attacks targeting government officials, AMISOM and NGO workers and controls parts of southern and central Somalia.

The group has been chased away from Mogadishu in 2011 and is the fight horn of the African country since 2006 to overthrow the UN backed fragile government and establish harsh Sharia law based in their own interpretation.