At three of African Union peace-keeping mission (AMISOM) trainers have been injured after a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) exploded within SNA training school at former Kismayo University on Saturday.
The incident claimed lives of 11 people including nine Somali soldiers and two attackers and injuring six SNA soldiers according AMISOM twitter account.
AMISOM said in its twitter account, that two suspects have been arrested who are currently being interrogated by Somali National Security officials.
Meanwhile Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid has condemned the heinous attack on the military training camp.
“I send my heartfelt condolences to the families who have lost loved ones in today’s attack” said Omar.
Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the bombing. Despite being forced out of many of their strongholds, the rebels are still able to launch lethal attacks in the capital, Mogadishu, and elsewhere in Somalia.
Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, Al-Shabaab’s spokesman for military operations, said the group was behind the car bomb and claimed there were several casualties.
Al-Shabab has carried out several deadly attacks on Government institutions, army camps and hotels, 27th last month a suspected Al-Shabab suicide bomber driving a lorry packed with explosives hit the gate of Jazeera Palace hotel near the city’s airport killing more ten people and injuring over 25 others.
AMISOM and Somali National Army have been advancing to Al-Shabab controlled areas latest being Bardhere town that used to be the largest stronghold for Al-Shabab’s top officials and its foreign jihadist fighters before they fled after heavy military assault by the Somali government forces and the African Union mission in Somalia [AMISOM].