Al Shabab vows more attacks on UN agencies

Although Al Shabaab were pushed out of Mogadishu in 2011 by African Union peacekeeping troops, they have carried out several bombings in Mogadishu targeting government officials and foreign nationals.

Hiiraan Online
By Shafi’i Mohyaddin
Saturday, February 15, 2014

Al Shabab militants in Somalia vowed to intensify targeted attacks against international aid organisations in the country, namely UN agencies operating in Somalia.

The Islamist group’s spokesman Sheik Ali Mahmoud Raghe said that his fighters were on the final process of more attacks against UN agencies and the African Union forces in the country, accusing the UN of supporting Ethiopia’s inclusion in AMISOM.

“The UN and other so-called global agencies operating in Somalia must leave the country immediately, if they don’t do so, our Mujahideens will continue targeting them,” the spokesman told the group’s media on Friday.

“We are fighting against invading forces from six African countries who have failed in their attempts to colonise Somalia, the fight against the enemy of Allah will intensify,” Sheik Ali Dhere noted.

He said that Thursday’s suicide attack on the UN convoy near Mogadishu airport was very successful, adding that such attacks will continue.

Meanwhile, the death toll of Thursday’s car bomb attack rose to 8 according to sources from hospitals in the capital Mogadishu.

Source Hiiraan online