Kismaio, June 10, 2018 (Hornnews24.net) – A suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into a Somali military base at Sanguni Village near Kismaio town of Jubbaland autonomous state on Saturday, killing at least 50 military officers and soldiers.
The attack, claimed by the Alqaida-linked, AlShabaab, occurred a day after when an American soldiers was killed at the same military base on Friday.
On Saturday, Al-Shabaab spokesman told reporters that his organization had carried out the attack and pledged that the Islamic fighters would never cease their fight against the Somali government and the foreign troops.
The Islamic fighters have ramped up their attacks and ambushes against the Somali government soldiers and foreign forces during the holly month of Ramadan.
Somalia has been in a state of chaos and lawlessness since the early 1990s, when dictator Mohammed Siad Barre was toppled by clan-based warlords.
The Somali government left no stone unturned struggling to defeat the Islamists with the support of peace-keepers, Western aid and frequent airstrikes on Islamist targets by the United States but in still in vain.