UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Five people, including a cameraman, were killed on Wednesday in a double suicide attack on a military post in southern Somalia, a security source said.
With the movement of “youth” claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place in the town of Otigli, according to the site, “Somali Memo” calculated.
According to the movement’s statement, the attack took place two car bombs, the first targeted the entrance to the military post, and minutes later a second car broke into the center and exploded inside.
The movement said the double attack led to “significant casualties among government forces”, without specifying numbers.
A security source confirmed, to Anatolia, that the preliminary toll refers to the killing of four elements from both sides, as well as Abdul Nasser Abdali, who was working as a photographer for the voice of the Somali army radio.
The source, preferring not to be named, said that Nasser was covering security operations of special government forces in villages and towns in the province of Lower Shabelle, southern Somalia.
In a related context, Radio Voice of the Army, on Wednesday, killed 17 members of the “youth” and wounding 10 others, including the movement’s spokesman Sheikh Ali Mahmoud Raghi (Ali Tairi) in a security operation in the province of Lower Shabelle.
The radio pointed out that the operation targeted members of the movement were accompanied by a car carrying Ali Tairi, in the town of Cham, located between the city of Otegli and the town of Berri in the region.
Special government forces regained control of the city a week ago, following a surprise attack on fighters of the movement they controlled.
This article is written and prepared by our foreign editors writing for VOP from different countries around the world – edited and published by VOP staff in our newsroom.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
VOP Today News — Breaking news source, real-time coverage of the world’s events, life, politics, business, finance, economy, markets, war and conflict zones.
We are the Voice of People — the only funding and support we get from people – we are categorically not funded by any political party, any government somewhere or from any grouping that supports certain interests – the only support that makes VOP possible came from you.