Somali police thwarted a suicide bomber who wanted to attack a busy restaurant near the Sayidka junction in Mogadishu’s Howlwadag district on Friday evening.
According to the Police Command, the security forces opened fire when the suicide bomber attempted to cross a security checkpoint at Sayidka Junction.
“On the night of 3/10/2023, around 8:45 PM, a suicide bomber detonated himself at a checkpoint in Bar-bulsho, injuring one police officer. The officer had ordered the man to stop, but he refused, prompting the soldier to shoot the bomber, causing an explosion.”
Al-Shabab has been driven out of Somalia’s main towns and cities but has retained power in large swaths of rural areas and has continued to carry out attacks against security and civilian targets, including in the capital.