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Somalia: Muslims murder five people in jihad suicide attack at guest house hosting government officials

“Indeed, Allah has bought from the believers their lives and their wealth, because the garden will be theirs, they will fight in the way of Allah and will kill and be killed.” (Qur’an 9:111)

“Five Killed In Al-Shabaab Suicide Attack In Somalia,” Agence France Presse, March 14, 2023 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

At least five people were killed and 11 others wounded, including a regional governor, in a suicide attack on Tuesday in southern Somalia, police said, a bombing claimed by Al-Shabaab militants.

A vehicle laden with explosives ploughed into a guest house hosting government officials in Bardera, 450 kilometres (279 miles) west of the capital Mogadishu, said Hussein Adan, police commander for the area.

“The explosion destroyed most parts of the building and five security guards died in the blast,” Adan told AFP.

Eleven people, including the governor Ahmed Bulle Gared, were injured, he added.

Al-Shabaab, linked to Al-Qaeda, has been waging a bloody jihadist insurgency against the central government in the fragile Horn of Africa nation for about 15 years.

The group claimed responsibility for the attack through their Shahada News Agency, according to the US monitoring group SITE….

In recent months, the Somali army and local clan militias have retaken chunks of territory from the militants in an operation backed by US air strikes and an African Union force known as ATMIS….

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