The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has strongly condemned a series of al-Shabaab attacks in Mogadishu the night before.
The attacks targeted the Kahda district police station and the residence of the Hiliwaa deputy security commissioner and civilian neighborhoods, killing soldiers and a number of others civilians including women.
A statement from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said the latest al-Shabaab attack was a sign of dissatisfaction with peace and development in Somalia, at a time of drought in the country.
“The African Union is committed to supporting Somalia in defeating terrorism, which is wreaking havoc on the economy, culture, politics and society,” said Fiona Lortan, Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia.
It was the night before when a car bomb exploded at the Kahda police station. Two settlements, Elasha Biyaha and El-Janale, were also attacked.
A car bomb had also exploded Dar es Salaam neighborhood in Yaqshid district.