Terrorism | Analysts warn terror attacks could increase ahead of country’s elections
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/19/16, 12:23 pm
A car bomb blast on Sunday killed a Somali military general and five of his bodyguards in the capital, Mogadishu, security officials confirmed.
Gen. Mohamed Roble Jimale Gobanle and his convoy had just left the military hospital and were heading toward the defense ministry when the suicide bomber detonated the explosive-filled car next to the general’s car, Captain Ali Nur said.
“The blast was very huge,” witness Abdi Hassan told Al Jazeera. “I saw smoke and fire overshadowing the whole area.”