Al Shabaab killed Somali general, says radio linked to Islamist group

By REUTERS
September 18, 2016 15:57

MOGADISHU - Somali Islamist group al Shabaab was responsible for a car bomb that killed a Somali general on Sunday as he was traveling in a convoy in the capital Mogadishu, a radio station linked to the group reported.

A car driven by a suicide attacker drove into the convoy.

Andalus radio said that "a mujahid (fighter) was martyred as his suicide car bomb killed General Goobaanle," using the general's nickname, a common practice in Somalia. The general's proper name is General Mohamed Roble Jimale.

The radio report said details would follow later.


Related Content

Breaking news
April 26, 2018
Bus flips amid pummeling winds in Israel's south

By TAMARA ZIEVE

Israel Weather
  • 15 - 23
    Beer Sheva
    17 - 21
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 12 - 18
    Jerusalem
    15 - 21
    Haifa
  • 19 - 27
    Elat
    16 - 27
    Tiberias