Al-Shabaab launches VBIED attack in Mogadishu

At least 10 people are dead after an Al-Shabaab VBIED targeted a UN peacekeeping convoy in Mogadishu, Somalia. Nine others were also wounded by the blast, which destroyed a nearby building.

Al-Shabaab has been designated as a terrorist organization by Australia, Canada, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States. As of June 2012, the U.S. State Department had open bounties on several of the group’s senior commanders. As of 2020, al-Shabaab had an estimated 5,000-10,000 fighters across Somalia.

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