At least six people, including two senior police officers, were killed and six others injured in a suicide bombing at a police station in Mogadishu’s Waberi district, police have confirmed.
Police spokesman Sadik Aden Ali said that Ahmed Bashane, Waberi district police commander, and Abdi Basid, deputy commander of Waliyow Adde police division, were among those who died in the attack on Sunday evening.
“We can confirm that the suicide bomb attack killed six people comprising two senior police officers, three soldiers and a civilian and injured six others this,” Ali said.
The death toll could rise since the blast was huge and there were many civilians around the place at the time of the attack.
Al-Qaeda linked group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing.
The Al-Qaeda-affiliated group upped assaults on security personnel and civilians over recent weeks as the US military halted air raids.
The attack took place amid tight security in Mogadishu as the police have erected additional checkpoints in the Somalian capital to ensure the safety of the residents who are observing the holy month of Ramadan.