Al Shabaab suicide car bomb targets UAE delegation in Mogadishu

According to security sources at least 14 people were killed and unspecified number were wounded when Al Shabaab suicide car bomb targeted convoy carrying United Arab Emirates diplomats in Mogadishu.

Sources said United Arab Emirates Ambassador Mohammed Ahmed Osman Al Hammad has survived the attack.

Among those killed in the attack are eight civilians, two security forces and two suicide attackers who carried out the attack.

Al Shabaab has claimed the responsibility of the attack through its online radio Al Andulus station.

The group which is fighting to topple internationally backed government has announced to intensify attacks against government and international targets during the holy month of Ramadan.

On 21st, three fighters and one soldier were killed during Al Shabaab foiled attack targeted at Somali Intelligence training center in the capital Mogadishu.

Somali Police and African Union peacekeeping troops have increased their presence in the city in an effort to preempt further Ramadan attacks by Al Shabaab.