Suicide bombers have killed at least 13 people at the gates of the African Union’s main peacekeeping base in the Somalia’s capital on Tuesday, 26 June.
The Islamist militant group al-Shabaab claimed the responsibility of the attacks saying it carried out the suicide bombings on a peacekeeping base in the Somali capital.
Somali Police said the first attacker denoted a car bomb and the second tried to storm the base on foot but was shot and exploded at the gate.
Police officer Ali Farah said private security firms were killed in the blast.
“Some of the security guards were killed at the gate as they were escorting UN personnel into the base known as Halane”, he said.
The African Union’s Amisom force said they are not happy with the current bomb attacks carried by Islamists.
“We condemn these senseless attacks that aim at disrupting and crippling the lives of ordinary people”, they said in a statement.
Al Shabaab militants has launched a string of assaults in the capital and beyond in its campaign to topple the Western-backed government.