MOGADISHU, June 17 (Xinhua/GNA) — The United Nations mission in Somalia on Sunday condemned bombing attacks in Mogadishu and in northeastern Kenya that killed at least 21 people and injured more than 20 others on Saturday.
No political agenda can be served by acts of terrorism, the UN
Assistance Mission in Somalia said after the attacks, both
claimed by al-Shabab terror group.
Nine people died in two car bomb blasts in Somalia, and 12
Kenyan policemen were killed when a vehicle they were traveling
in ran over an improvised explosive device (IED) in Wajir County,
along the Kenya-Somalia border.
“UN Somalia strongly condemns yesterday’s attacks in Mogadishu
and northeastern Kenya by al-Shabab,” it said in a tweet on
Somali police commander Bashir Abdi Mohamed said on Saturday
that nine people were killed and 25 others injured in the first
car bomb attack at Sayidka junction.
The second car bomb exploded near KM4 junction and resulted in
the death of the bomber, Mohamed said, adding that security
forces arrested an accomplice, who was injured.
In the northeastern Kenya IED attack, one police officer
sustained serious injuries. The police officers were on patrol
between Khorof-harar and Konton in Wajir County when their
vehicle ran over the IED, Police Inspector General Hilary
Both Mogadishu and Wajir attacks were claimed by al-Shabab, who
on Thursday abducted three Kenyan police reservists from the same
area in Wajir region.