2021-02-08 Africa Horn
Blast kills senior Spy chief along with 11 bodyguards in Somalia
[Garowe] At least 12 Somali soldiers, including a senior Intelligence official were killed and several others maimed in a bomb explosion in the country's central Galmudug
...a semiautonomous region in central Somalia, bordering Puntland on the north. Galmudug is not trying to obtain international recognition as a separate nation, but rather considers itself autonomous within the larger Somali federalism, for what that's worth...
state on Sunday.
The landmine blast struck a vehicle carrying Dhusamareb's head of intelligence Abdirashid Abdinur Qoje and 11 of his bodyguards at Eldhere, located about 30 kilometers north of the city.
The al-Qaeda-linked murderous Moslem group al-Shabaab
...... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
has grabbed credit for the attack, which came a day after the town hosted a Somali leaders' meeting which failed to yield a consensus on the election dispute.
The soldiers were working for Somalia's Intelligence and Security Agency [NISA] led by Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
's ally in the country Fahad Yasin who is the right-hand man of Farmajo.
The terror group launched mortar shelling on Dhusamareb during the talks attended by Somali President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo and his PM Mohammed Hussein Roble as well as leaders of five Federal States.
Al-Shabaab continues to pose threat to national security amid a political crisis with the President's mandate near to expire on February 8 and the country at a critical juncture with no timely election.
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