AL-Shabab has claimed the suicide bomber detonated inside the Turkish military training base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu that left two civilians dead on Tuesday.
“The attack occurred as new military cadets were doing their morning drills”. Col. Ahmednor Abdulle, a Somali military officer said.
This was the first time attack targeted by Turkey’s largest overseas military base in Somalia since the Turkish government launched military camp supporting Somali military to fight Shabab strongholds militant based in Somalia
The Turkish Defense Ministry in a statement said a Somali citizen was killed and one other person was wounded. It said no Turkish personnel were hurt and there was no damage to the barracks.
“Terrorist organization and its supporters who carried out this cowardly attack and We will not leave our Somali brothers alone in their fight against terrorist organizations,” said Turkish Defense Minister in a statement.
According to the initial information, the assailant tried to enter the base but later shot by the guards after he refused the commands by the Somali soldiers in front of the main gate.