Somalian Government Spokesperson Injured in Suicide Bombing

A suicide bomb attack injured Somalian government spokesperson Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimu in the capital Mogadishu on Jan. 16.

Moalimu sustained injuries to his hand and leg from the shrapnel of the explosive device, VOA Somali reported.

State media outlet SNTV News reported that the suicide bomber targeted Moalimu’s car while traveling to the Dabka junction in Mogadishu.

Moalimu, a former BBC journalist, has been caught up in at least five suicide attacks in the capital.

Somalian Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble condemned the bombing, calling it an “odious terrorist attack.”

Roble visited Moalimu in the hospital and said he was in stable condition.

Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, according to BBC News.

Al-Shabaab also claimed responsibility for a bombing days ago that killed at least eight people near a Somali Air Force camp and the international airport.

Last March, Al-Shabaab also claimed responsibility for a car bomb blast that killed at least 20 people in Mogadishu.

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