Attack on Mogadishu International Airport

A suicide car bomb carried out an attack close to Mogadishu’s International Airport this morning. The attack came shortly after the Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud took off for the inauguration ceremony of Sharif Sheikh Hassan as the President of newly announced Southwest State in Baidoba. It’s not yet clear if the President was the target.

According to preliminary reports at least three people have been killed so far with casualty rate expected to climb.

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Hotel Shaamo attack on December 3rd, 2009 which killed dozens of graduating students from Mogadishu’s Banadir Medical School and senior cabinet ministers.

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