Somalia: Suicide Bomber Kills 2 inside Mogadishu's Central Prison

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    Somalia: Suicide Bomber Kills 2 inside Mogadishu's Central Prison

    MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) At least 2 people were killed after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside the Mogadishu Central Prison during Friday prayers, the commander of the custodial Corps survived the attack, witnesses said.

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Mogadishu Central Prison (file photo)
MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) At least 2 people were killed after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside the Mogadishu Central Prison during Friday prayers, the commander of the custodial Corps survived the attack, witnesses said.

Witnesses said that a man with suicide vest blew himself up near a mosque inside the central prison on Friday, minutes after the commander of the custodial corps, Gen. Hussein Hassan Omar arrived.  One of his guards was killed in the attack.

The mosque which the bomber targeted is frequented by the senior officials from the custodial corps.

Al Shabaab claimed the responsibility for the attack.  However, it is not clear how the members of the Shabab were able to pass the highly fortified security of the prison.


Suicide attacks and the assassinations carried out by the Shabab have increased in recent days.

On Thursday, the Somali security forces minimized the casualties of a suicide car bomber at the Maka Mukarama road in Mogadishu.  The attack which was successfully thwarted by the security agencies wounded at least 3 people.

- Horn Observer -



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