2019-07-27 Africa Horn
Suicide blast on Mogadishu mayor’s office meant for UN envoy, says al-Shabab group
[DAILYTIMES.PK] A rare female suicide bomber used in the deadly al-Shabaab
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attack in the office of Mogadishu’s mayor was aiming for the American who is the new UN envoy to Somalia and had left the office just minutes earlier, the hard boy group and officials said.
The corpse count in Wednesday’s attack rose to seven and the seriously maimed Mayor Abdirahman Omar Osman was in a coma Thursday. He and other officials were expected to be airlifted to Qatar
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for treatment, said Mohammed Ahmed, a government official at the Mogadishu hospital treating the mayor.
The new UN envoy, James Swan, was the bomber’s intended target, Abdiaziz Abu Musab, al-Shabaab’s military front man, told local media.
Capt. Mohammed Hussein, a police brass hat, said the female bomber walked into a security meeting and blew herself up a few yards away from the mayor. It was just the fourth time the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab had been known to use a
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Swan had paid the Somali capital’s mayor a brief visit and left the compound less than an hour before the bombing, an official at the mayor’s office told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named.
In a statement, Swan condemned "this heinous attack, which not only demonstrates a violent disregard for the sanctity of human life, but also targets Somalis working to improve the lives of their fellow Somalis." The US ambassador to Somalia, Donald Yamamoto, and UN Secretary-General António Guterres
...Portuguese politician and diplomat, ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, he was the UN High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015. He was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002 and was the Secretary-General of the Socialist Party from 1992 to 2002. He served as President of the Socialist International from 1999 to 2005. In both a 2012 and 2014 poll, the Portuguese public ranked him as the best Prime Minister of the previous 30 years...
also condemned the attack.
UN deputy front man Farhan Haq said that "any threats against any UN personnel anywhere in the world are a matter of grave concern for the secretary-general" and the UN reviews its security after such attacks.
"We want to make sure that all of our personnel everywhere are protected and able to go about their work free of any hindrance and free of any threats," Haq said, adding that Guterres will be writing to Swan and the UN staff in Somalia to express "solidarity with their work and our concern for their safety."
It was not clear how the bomber managed to enter the mayor’s office, as visitors are required to pass through at least four metal detectors. Some security officials said the attacker might have bribed corrupt officials.
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