Somalia: AMISOM foils suicide attack in Mogadishu

Published: August 1, 2011

Two suicide bombers dressed in Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG) uniform were killed today before they were able to detonate their suicide vests. They had attempted to infiltrate behind the frontline held by AMISOM in Mogadishu.
The incident happened behind the frontline, in Wardhigley district, near Florenza Junction. In an exchange of gunfire with the suicide bombers two AMISOM soldiers were wounded but died later of their injuries. The incident happened at approximately 4pm today.
Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, AMISOM Force spokesperson said;
“In the midst of a famine seizing Somalia the extremists are choosing to focus on killing, not saving life.
“The extremists are using desperate measures to achieve their ends through their willingness to use brutal violence during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Make no mistake, we will not allow this sort of terrorism to succeed.
“AMISOM Forces are in the middle of conducting security operations in the capital to increase the areas of the capital under government control and safeguard Somalis.”
Each year, during the month of Ramadan, the extremists have attacked civilians and AMISOM troops using suicide bombers.

Paddy Ankunda
Lt Colonel
AMISOM Force Spokesman

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