Blast heard close to mayor’s workplace in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

MOGADISHU: A blast was heard close to the mayor’s workplace in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Sunday, in accordance with a witness who added the explosion was then adopted by gunfire.
“As we had been in workplace we had been deafened by a blast, we ran away, gunfire adopted,” Farah Abdullahi, a employee within the mayor’s workplace instructed Reuters. It was not instantly clear who was behind the blast.
Somalia’s Islamist group Al-Shabab, nevertheless, continuously carries out bombings and gun assaults on targets in Mogadishu and throughout the nation.
The group has been battling Somalia’s central authorities since 2006 because it seeks to topple it and substitute it with its personal rule that adheres to strict interpretation of Islam’s sharia regulation.
Al Shabab has significantly stepped up assaults in latest months, which has underscored its resilience after the federal government of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud launched an offensive towards the Al-Qaeda-allied fighters in August 2022.

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