Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rageh, referred to as Ali Dheere, stated Monday the group had focused Turkish nationals in a convoy and the Somali troops escorting them. It supplied no proof to assist its declare.
Greater than 140 individuals have been wounded and 12 individuals are nonetheless lacking within the aftermath of the bombing, which occurred at a well-liked intersection outdoors the capital on Saturday, in accordance with Somali Nationwide Information Company (SONNA). The company attributed the casualty figures to the nation’s Nationwide Emergency Committee.
Two Turkish residents died within the assault, in accordance with Turkey’s International Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğl, who pledged his nation’s assist for the Somali authorities in its battle towards terrorism.
Sixteen individuals, together with an 8-month-old child, have been airlifted to Turkey for remedy within the aftermath of the bombing and 22 victims in essential situation have been evacuated to Qatar for additional remedy, Somalia’s Minister of Info Mohamed Abdi Hayir Mareye stated.
In an audio message Monday, Al-Shabaab’s spokesman expressed unhappiness over the deaths of civilians and prolonged condolences to the households who misplaced their family members within the assault.
The Somali authorities, in coordination with US Africa Command, has performed a number of retaliatory airstrikes on al-Shabaab targets in response to Saturday’s assault, Somali authorities spokesperson Ismael Mukhtar Omar instructed CNN Sunday.