At least 18 Civilians Killed in Explosion on a Minibus in Somalia

A minibus destroyed in roadside bomb in Lafoole village near Mogadishu, June 30, 2016. A minibus destroyed in roadside bomb in Lafoole village near Mogadishu, June 30, 2016. © Reuters/Feisal Omar

30 June 2016
Roadside bomb explosion killed all 18 civilians on a minibus near Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

On 30 June 2016, a roadside bomb exploded and killed 18 civilians on board a minibus in Somalia’s Lafole town. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but al-Shabaab militants have attacked security forces and civilians in the past.

“All the 18 people on board the minibus are dead and burnt. A remotely controlled bomb along the road exploded,” said Abidkadir Mohamed, a police officer at the scene.

The minibus was being escorted by a truck carrying government soldiers, which may have been the intended target. The government vehicle was not damaged in the explosion.

The explosion comes less than a week after a hotel was attacked by al-Shabaab in Mogadishu that killed at least 15 people.

 

To know more, read:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-somalia-attacks-idUSKCN0ZG0HE
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/somalia-roadside-bomb-kills-18-bus-160630070545072.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/somalia-lafole-bombing-1.3659355
http://www.ibtimes.co.in/somalia-blast-18-civilians-killed-bomb-explodes-near-mogadishu-684990

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