Traffic police commander escapes mine blast

Traffic police commander has narrowly escaped death after his convoy drove over a landmine in the capital city, Mogadishu.

The explosion took place at Industrial road this morning where Mohamed Abdi Omar (Baakay) escaped unhurt.

Baakay told reporters at the scene of the incident that he was returning from duty when the incident took place.

Baakay was driving in a convoy on Sunday when landmine went off near the Industrial areas,” a government official said..

bakaay “escaped unhurt,” said the official, adding “We have reports that al-Qaeda linked group has planted explosive devices in the area.

Three days ago female journalist died after improved explosive device planted under the driver’s seat of her car blew up.



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