Security patrols on the streets during fighting between Al-Shabaab (Harakah al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen) extremists and soldiers in Mogadishu, Somalia on February 21, 2023.
Mogadishu – An attack by radicals from the Islamist organization Shabaab on a house in the Somali capital Mogadishu left ten dead and three injured. The siege of the house, in which, according to the radical group, were representatives of the army and pro-government militias, was ended only by the Somali security forces. The attack, which began on Tuesday evening, was reported this morning by the AP and Reuters agencies.
Somalia's Ministry of Information, according to the AP, said it was a rare attack on a private home using a suicide detonation device. Otherwise, members of Shabaab often attack hotels and government buildings.
According to Reuters, four radicals involved in the attack on the house were killed in the ensuing firefight. The agency, citing the Somali authorities, writes about ten civilians killed. According to her information, several lawmakers were inside.
According to the Shabaab organization, which claimed responsibility for the attack, members of the pro-government militia known as Macawisley were also in the house of a high-ranking military officer. Even with their help, the government has been conducting an offensive against extremists since last year.