Alleastafrica
  • Home
  • LATEST NEWS
  • Somali general, 7 bodyguards killed in suspected car bomb attack: police
LATEST NEWS SOMALIA

Somali general, 7 bodyguards killed in suspected car bomb attack: police

A Somali general and at least seven of his bodyguards were killed on Sunday when their military convoy was hit by a suspected car bomb, a police officer said on Sunday.

“Military General Mohamed Roble Jimale and at least seven of his bodyguards died,” police colonel Abdikadir Farah told Reuters. The general was also known by the name Goobaanle. Many Somalis have a nickname often as commonly used as their proper name.

Farah said the suspected car bomb hit the vehicle in which the general was traveling. Another police officer blamed the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab.

source:reuters

Related posts

Alarm as loans gobble up 68pc of Kenya’s revenue

Newsroom

Safaricom waives M-Pesa fees in wake of Covid-19

Newsroom

US anti-terror aid to Kenya hits $400m in ten years

Newsroom

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More