Al Shabaab kills senior official in Burhakabo attack


Al Shabaab has claimed killing a top government official and several soldiers in two attacks it carried out over the past 24 hours in Burhakabo district in southern Somalia. Idale News Online Reports.

According to a report by pro-al shabaab website, the militants have launched two land mine explosions in the town on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, targeting government base and police station.

Sunday’s bomb attack which struck a meeting site, frequented by top officials has killed the acting district commissioner of Burhakabo and two soldiers, according to Al shabaab.

The same attack took place on Monday morning at the city’s police station and no casualties were reported. Both attacks have been claimed by Al Shabaab militants.

Al Shabaab is occupying areas vacated by withdrawing Ethiopia forces in south-central Somalia as the east African country is holding parliamentary election and set to vote for president later this month.