SOMALIA: Cleric killed in an explosion in Kismayu city

Published: February 22, 2022

Sheikh Abdinasir Haji Ahmed recently arrived in Jubbaland state to attend a religious gathering.

According to eyewitnesses the bomb was planted in his car.

Sheikh Abdinasir Haji Ahmed was a well-known Somali cleric based in Las Anod city, Sool region.

In the past week alone, Somalia has been the scene of over a dozen deadly terror attacks by al-Shabab. The Islamist militant group is seen to be bent on thwarting the forthcoming elections in the Horn of Africa country.

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