Security forces and civilians gather near the wreckage after a suicide car bomb attack that targeted the city's police commissioner in Mogadishu, Somalia,

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According to news reports, a horrific bombing attack killed 9 people, including six members of the security forces.  Sources say 11 more were injured.  Authorities believe the suicide bomber acted alone and carried out the attack as part of the al-Qaeda connection to the al-Shabab armed group, which has resorted to extreme methods to take over Somalia’s federal government. 

The bombing took place at a tea shop near the main military base in Mogadishu. Sources believe the bomber’s goal was to kill senior police official Col. Farhan Qarole, who was riding in a car near the site of the bombing.  But Qarole survived.  It is believed the bomber was also killed.  Colonel Qarole took over the role of security in the Banadir region, including the capital, Mogadishu, after General Sadak Omar was fired in April of this year.

Al-Shabab had the power of the capital until 2011 when the African Union troops took control.  However, Al-Shabab members have long wanted to govern under strict Islamic Sharia law.

Dadir Hassan, a police officer in Mogadishu, told a news site, “I have passed by the area a few minutes after the blast; the whole area was in a mess with abandoned shoes belonging to the victims.” 

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble told a reporter.

“This barbaric act shows how al-Shabab terrorists are thirsty for the indiscriminate bloodshed of the Somali people, forcing us to cooperate in fighting terrorism,” Roble said.  

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