17 August, Thursday


Suicide attack at Somali prison kills 1 solider

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At least one soldier was killed on Friday, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the central prison in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, a security official said.
 
“One of our brave soldiers lost his life as he tried to prevent the attack,” said Ahmed Arab, Security Ministry spokesman .
 
The main target of the attack was Gen. Hussein Hassan Osman, commander of the Custodial Corps -- a police branch which guards prisons, state media reported.
 
The commander, who was inside the prison at the time of attack, survived the alleged assassination attempt.
 
Terrorist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.
 
It is unclear how the bomber managed to pass through security checks around the prison.

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