Somalia: Head of the military court survived an assassination attempt

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The head of Somalia’s military court escaped an assassination attempt on Wednesday after a bomb attack on his convoy on the outskirts of the capital Mogadishu, a local security source said.

In a statement to Anatolia, a security source in the court said that the explosion was caused by a landmine planted next to the street linking the capital with the province of Lower Shabelle (south).

The source, preferring not to be named, said the bombing targeted the car carrying military court chief Hassan Ali Choti, which led to the destruction of parts of it.

He said the chief judge survived the blast that wounded two soldiers who were part of the military convoy.

He confirmed that the convoy that was bombed was coming from the town of Il Selini in the province of Lower Shabelle, where he spent the president of the court last night, to inspect a military center was attacked a few days ago.

As of midday Wednesday, no one had claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Last Sunday, the government military post in the town of Eil Selini, was attacked by a suicide attack, which lasted for about two hours, resulting in casualties between the two sides.

No one claimed responsibility at the time, but the security authorities hold Al-Shabab responsible for the bombings in the country.


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