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Sat Sep 25, 2021, 07:43 AM

8 dead as al-Shabab claims blast in Somalia's capital

Source: AP

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A vehicle laden with explosives rammed into cars and trucks at a checkpoint leading to the entrance of the Presidential Palace in Somalia, killing at least eight people, police said Saturday.

The checkpoint is the one used by Somalia’s president and prime minister on their way to and from the airport in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.

Nine other people were wounded in the bombing, police spokesman Abdifatah Adam Hassan said.

The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group has claimed responsibility. The group often carries out such attacks in the capital.



Medical personnel carry a body after a car bomb attack at a Presidential Palace checkpoint in Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday Sept. 25, 2021. Police said a vehicle laden with explosives rammed into cars and trucks at a checkpoint leading to the entrance of the Presidential Palace, killing at least eight people. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)


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Tetrachloride Sep 25 #1
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 08:44 AM

1. Geography: Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea , Djioubi

The Horn of Africa are those countries plus Kenya, Yemen, Sudan , Tanzania as fairly near.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 09:08 AM

2. whom is paying for these attacks and whom is corrdinating them?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Sep 25, 2021, 10:07 AM

3. I remember when George Bush sent us in there with one month left in his term

Then Clinton took the heat for getting our asses out of there. Just like Biden getting us out of Afghanistan.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Sep 26, 2021, 01:15 AM

4. Al-Qaida, Al Shabab, The Taliboneheads, Daesh/ISIS &

American, Christian, Reichwing Fundamentalists. They all have one thing in common: Religious zealotry that convinces them that they alone are superior to everyone else and they alone have THE correct interpretation of their particular holy book.

Make that two things in common: Their respective religions all spring from the same source of desert dwelling, nomadic, sheep/goat herders.



"Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings." - Victor J. Stenger
"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire

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