Smoke from the bomb blast at the Somalia presidential villa in Mogadishu. Nine people have been reported killed in the attack., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
SOMALIA: Permenant Secretary of Somalia Prime Minister’s Office is killed in today’s attack
Posted on February 21, 2014
The Permanent Secretary of the Somalia Prime Minister’s Office Mohamud Hussein Abdulle “Indhacase” was among two senior government officials killed in today’s terrorist attack on the presidential compound in Mogadishu.
At least 15 people were killed in a suicide car bomb attack followed by direct gunfire inside Somalia Presidential Palace today.
Colonel Nur Shirbow, the former deputy of Somalia Intelligence was also killed according to Somalia government security sources.
Both Abdulle and Shirbow were among dozens of government officials praying inside a mosque of the presidency where seemed to be the target of the attack.
According to RBC Radio reporter in Mogadishu armed men using a car loaded with explosives blew off outside a security check point that leads to the entrance of the president’s office.
“Direct gun battle could be heard after the first explosion” Our reporter says “Just up to two other explosions were heard the presidency”.
The Security Minister of Somalia Federal Government Abdikarin Hussein Guled has said that the security forces shit dead all the attackers and hold their bodies near the mosque where President Mohamud used to pray regularly.
“The president is safe and the other government top officials were all safe and unharmed.” Minister Guled confirmed.
The situation now was calm as the government security forces backed by the AMISOM cordoned off the whole area.
In a press release posted online, the militant group of Al Shabab immediate claimed the responsibility if the attack.