Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 18 Somali Police Officers

Somali police guard the road leading to the scene of a suicide bomb attack on a police academy in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. An Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer killed at least 10 people at a police academy in Somalia’s capital on Thursday, police said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

December 14, 2017
OAN Newsroom

A suicide bombing in Somalia kills at least 18 police officers and injures 15 other people.

The terrorist attack took place Thursday at a police academy in the capital city of Mogadishu.

The acting police commissioner said the bombing took place as recruits and officers were preparing for special exercises for the country’s upcoming “Police Day.”

“… a suicide bomber wearing a fake Somali police uniform came out of a nearby kiosk and blew himself up in between the police officers who were busy taking their breakfast,” announced acting Police Commissioner Muqtar Afrah.

The terrorist group al-Shabaab — an al-Qaeda affiliate — claimed responsibility for the attack.

The terrorist cell has carried out several bombings and other acts of violence in the Somali capital.

Somali men cover the body of a victim of the suicide bomb attack, before burial, following a suicide bomb attack on a police academy in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. An Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer killed more than a dozen after infiltrating the Gen. Kahiye Police Academy and detonating explosives strapped around his waist and torso, police said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

  • intimeforthedime

    Some more love from the Muslims.

  • tedlv

    How are they sure it’s terrorism? It can take weeks or months here to determine that!

  • Uncle R

    Islam at its best…

  • Uncle R

    Islam at its best…

    • MANINTHEHILLS

      No, “Muslims” at their worst.

  • Charles Martel

    Muslim suicide bombers aren’t motivated by money, it’s the religion, folks, Islam.

    “Let those fight in the cause of Allah Who sell the life of this world for the hereafter. To him who fights in the cause of Allah,- whether he is slain or gets victory – Soon shall We
    give him a reward of great value. “
    Koran 4:74

    Remember that when democrats want you think it’s Islamophobic for President Trump to try to stem Muslim immigration.

    • Chris m

      Thank you!!! No muslims, no troubles.

    • MANINTHEHILLS

      Suicide bombers are not fighting in the Way of Allah, by a LONG SHOT. They are murderers, twice; first, the ones they’d slain, and themselves, being that suicide is a sin, in Islam.

      Now, as far as the Travel Ban, it’s only intelligent, to have an enhanced vetting process, in light of what’s been transpiring, of late, and it is NOT “Islamophobic”, to exercise such vigilance.

      By the way, the ban was not applicable to Muslims, across the board, but those from a select number of countries.

      If you were using your head, you’d understand that Trump’s ban, is in a real sense, an extension of his overall process of stemming illegal immigration, period.

      • Charles Martel

        Not saying suicide bombers are justified in Islam, the point is they can too easily believe that it is with all the jihad verses in the Quran – like 4:74. They can rationalize that it’s not really suicide (like killing yourself out of depression) since the intention is not to end one’s life but to punish the enemy. Like a soldier deliberately charging the enemy on a battle field expecting death but without that being the intention. No other ideology produces this kind of terrorism as much as Islam.

        • MANINTHEHILLS

          4:74 doesn’t even remotely, justify murder.
          In fact, fighting in the way of Allah, is not limited to physical battle.

          As far as terrorism, terror, etc,, there has been no greater terrorist in the history of the world, than the white man.

          They’ve at some instances, eliminated entire peoples.

          • Charles Martel

            You’re deflecting and avoiding the point – Muslim terrorists don’t think it’s unlawful killing but a type of military self-defense, deterrence, etc, and acceptable because your Quran & Muhammad’s biography justify so much violence.

            “I
            have been made victorious through terror” (Al-Bukhari, 4.52.220)

          • MANINTHEHILLS

            Regarding the Hadith, presuming it’s sound, this could specifically be referring to wars of defense, against a vicious enemy. I seriously doubt, the Arabic word for “terror”, is in any way, in the context, on how we define it today, which is specific to a non-military attack on innocent people.

            Now, to your first point, you don’t seem to get it; I am not deflecting anything, nor am I justifying or validating what terrorists of any ilk, do. The Qur’an tells us, we are not to be the aggressor, but, if we do fight, we do so, until the enemy is defeated. When the enemy desists, we desist.

            You know, I’d love to go on with you, but, I need to get to some things. I will say, I’m impressed at your level of research, but, as I have tried to argue, much of what is considered to be of the Prophet Muhammad (Hadis), aren’t necessarily so, and this, is one of the lynchpins that must be resolved, in order to foster that believer, who is the epitome of peace, even as he or she, is forced to engage in physical battle.

          • Charles Martel

            None of the hadiths are sound, the point is that most Muslims think they are, and Muhammad, by his official biography, was certainly terrorizing everyone (critics were assassinated), especially Jews, and he typically engage in aggressive war, not defensive.

            Understandably you hold on the Quran to cherry pick from, like a life raft of belief, but it’s in the same lame boat as the hadiths. The first completed version of the Qur’an known to exist was produced in the second half of the ninth century, and the known fragments of Qur’anic manuscripts (which differ) do not date back to the alleged lifetime of Caliph Uthman. There is no historic evidence to even confirm the existence of Uthman (N. Pressburg What the Modern Martyr Should Know: 72 Grapes and not a single virgin). The Quran is a great mess, see also Townsend’s inexpensive book Questioning Islamfor all the very many contradictions, scientific absurdities & unintelligible verbiage in it.

            What happened in the 8th and 9th centuries was Arab expansion & conquest by great Arab leaders to rival and overcome the weakening Byzantine Empire and beyond. They needed a religion to go along with it but not the wimpy, love-everyone Christian one like the Byzantines used, but a new, virile and militant religion much more suitable. So they created it. Don’t be another dupe for it. Do some research.

          • Charles Martel

            As explained, none of the hadiths are sound, the point is that most Muslims think they are, and Muhammad, by his official biography, was certainly terrorizing everyone (critics were assassinated), especially Jews, and he typically engage in aggressive war, not defensive.

            Understandably you hold on the Quran to cherry pick from, like a life raft of belief, but it’s in the same lame boat as the hadiths. The first completed version of the Qur’an known to exist was produced in the second half of the ninth century, and the known fragments of Qur’anic manuscripts (which differ) do not date back to the alleged lifetime of Caliph Uthman. There is no historic evidence to even confirm the existence of Uthman (N. Pressburg What the Modern Martyr Should Know: 72 Grapes and not a single virgin). The Quran is a great mess, see also Townsend’s inexpensive book Questioning Islam for all the very many contradictions, scientific absurdities & unintelligible verbiage in it.

            What happened in the 8th and 9th centuries was Arab expansion & conquest by great Arab leaders to rival and overcome the weakening Byzantine Empire and beyond. They needed a religion to go along with it but not the wimpy, love-everyone Christian one like the Byzantines used, but a new, virile and militant religion much more suitable. So they created it. Don’t be another dupe for it. Do some research.

          • MANINTHEHILLS

            I never hinted, that all hadis are unsound, but, this is the deal.

            You definitely, have done some level of homework (albeit, with a hardened heart), which I do appreciate.

            As, I said earlier, and recognizing that I CHOSE to come to this forum, I will make this the last response, and I will not be looking at any retorts towards me (won’t be able to resist, commenting).

            For some reason, I get this weird sense, that you WANT me to “confess”, that “YES, I CONDONE THESE ACTS OF TERRORISM/BARBARISM, and I see what these culprits do, as in line with Qur’an and [rational] Hadis. FORGET about it.

            As Allah says, in Qur’an, ‘ To you, be your way, and to me, mine”.

            Peace and Blessings,

            MITH

          • Charles Martel

            Only trying to get basically good & intelligent Muslims to objectively research Islam, realize it’s a fraud, and dump it.

            Take care.

          • MANINTHEHILLS

            In other words, the role of SATAN, a slinking, lying deceiver, pretending to be a trusted friend.

          • Charles Martel

            Yes, that’s the role of Islam. But he can be spotted easily enough in the Koran with his mind tricks & lies and avoided. If you’re not sure how, ask me.

  • No Mas

    When was the last time anyone mentioned ISLAM is a peaceful theocracy and reminded you that is only after you SUBMIT TO ALLAH.

    F ISLAM!!!

  • Don G

    Mormons at it again…or is it the Lutherans or Buddhists? I forget which one is the insane diseased brain religion followers that the liberals tell us are just like everyone else.

    • I. Forgot 3

      The religion of love and pieces.

  • landy fincannon

    There will never be any peace in Somali.