The Somali terrorist group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing near the capital, Mogadishu, which killed at least three people, media reported Saturday.
And the “youth” movement claimed that the explosion resulted in the killing of a Turkish official and two Somali police officers, according to the outlet.
The site reported that the road project linking Mogadishu with the nearby town of Afgoye was funded through a Qatari donation, with the Turkish construction company securing the contract.
Somalia has been plagued by violence since the outbreak of civil war between clan-based armed groups in the early 1990s. The situation is further complicated by the emergence of terrorist groups such as Al-Shabaab affiliated with Al-Qaeda (a terrorist group banned in Russia), which regularly carries out bombings and attacks.