Three killed in Mogadishu army camp attack
A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Mogadishu army camp Monday, killing at least three soldiers a day after the army chief escaped an attack on his convoy, military sources said.
“The suicide bomber was stopped at the main entrance and he blew himself up. Three soldiers died and several others were wounded,” said soldier Abdukadir Farah, who was inside the camp at the time of the attack.
Farah said there had been a meeting of military officials underway at the camp.
But it was not clear if army chief Ahmed Mohamed Jimale was among them, he said.
Military official Lieutenant Colonel Mohamed Abdirahman told AFP the attacker had been “disguised as a member of the military” to gain access to the training camp.
The attack was claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab extremist group, which said that “tens” of people had been killed.
The training camp in the south of the capital is one of the largest in the country.