South-West State president escapes assassination attempt

The president of Interim South-West State, Shariif Hassan Sheikh Adan has survived an assassination attempt when a landmine blast targeted his motorcade.
The convoy attacked on the road between Afgooye and Arbiska localities and no casualties were reported.
The spokesman for the South-west State, Abdikadir Mohamed Ashara (Nadarta) speaking reporters in the capital administrative town Baidoa said that the blast has occurred but the regional leader is save.
“The leader’s vehicle had already passed the area and he was safe. He was on his way to Mogadishu for a function” he said.
No group has yet claimed the responsibility but Al-Shabab normally attacks the federal government and whoever they think, is having relation with it.

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