Somalia: At least 20 soldiers killed in suicide bombing at Somali army training school

Published: July 24, 2023

Mogadishu, Somalia (July 24, 2023) – At least 20 soldiers were killed in a suicide bombing that took place early Monday at the army training school in the camp formerly known as Jale Siyad.

The explosion, which is believed to have been carried out by a person wearing explosives vest, targeted soldiers who were in line in the camp, as independent news sources have told the media.

An eyewitness said that he saw injured soldiers being taken out of the camp. Another official who refused to be named said that the death of around 20 soldiers was among those who were in the line when the explosion occurred.

It is not yet clear how the person who blew himself up managed to enter one of the most secure facilities in the capital. However, this attack has raised serious questions about the security of the base and the ability of the Somali government to protect its citizens from terrorist attacks.

This is a developing story. More information will be released as it becomes available.

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