December 14, 2017
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.