BELEDWEYNE (SD) – Explosions rocked multiple districts in Beledweyne, the capital of Hiran region, causing fatalities and injuries.
A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of Beledweyne’s presidential palace, targeting outgoing lawmaker Amina Mohamed Abdi.
Other explosions have taken place in the city, and residents who spoke with local media confirmed the situation is tense.
Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has announced that lawmaker Amina Mohamed Abdi has been killed to prevent justice for Ikraan Tahlil.
“Lawmaker Amino, is known for her role in the struggle for justice for the late Ikraan Tahlil, and a few days ago an attempt was made to loot her seat, and was assassinated tonight in an attempt to disrupt justice and discourage anyone who insists on getting justice.” said PM Roble.
Roble said in a statement that the killing of lawmaker Amina and the attack on Halane camp and Aden Adde airport were also linked.
“Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia, strongly condemns today’s terrorist attacks in Mogadishu and Beledweyne, that were aimed at disrupting the elections and intimidating the Somali people and international partners.” said Roble.
The Prime Minister did not say who was behind the attacks in Mogadishu and Beledweyne.
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