Several dead after suicide bomber detonates vest at Somalia military camp

Several dead after suicide bomber detonates vest at Somali military camp

Several soldiers were killed in the attack at the camp (Stock image)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Several people have died after a suicide bomber detonated his vest in a military camp in Mogadishu, Somalia, according to a military official.

The attack happened today (April 10) and decimated the camp, which is one of the largest in the country, according to Times Now.

Lieutenant Colonel Mohamed Abdirahman told AFP: "A suicide bomber disguised as a member of the military managed to enter inside the training camp... several soldiers were killed and others wounded but we have not established the exact number so far."

On Sunday (April 9), a suicide bomber also drove a car, filled with explosives into a convoy which was carrying army chief Ahmed Mohamed Jimale.

Al-Qaeda-linked extremists have claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed at least 10 people, but they also said that the leader had "narrowly escaped."

Several attacks took place last week, including a car bomb last Wednesday (April 5) which killed seven people.

Last Thursday (April 6) a landmine killed 19 people and on Friday a mortar strike killed three.

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed gave Shabaab fighters 60 days to surrender on Thursday, as he declared "a state of war in the country."