At least 10 people were killed, and several others were injured on Saturday morning after a suicide car bomb attack at a Somali National Army military base in the Celasha Biyaha neighbourhood on the outskirts of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, stating that they killed 49 Somali National Army soldiers. However, there is no independent information to confirm these claims.

Pictures taken from the scene of the explosion reveal the extensive damage caused by the blast, including the destruction of residential houses.

This explosion occurred four days after three people, including a journalist was killed and four others injured when a suicide bomber detonated himself at a tea-joint outside the Blue Sky Restaurant near the Hawa-Taako statue in the Bondhere district of Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

For the past two months, Al-Shabaab has resorted to conducting attacks on military bases, attacking security forces, and suicide bombings targeted at crowded civilian targets, such as markets and checkpoints, killing over a hundred soldiers and civilians.

Three weeks ago, At least six people, including three soldiers, were killed, and 10 others were injured in a suicide car bomb attack in the Bula-burte district in Hiiraan region, which was later claimed by Al-Shabaab.

Prior, the terrorists group carried out a deadly truck bomb attack in Beledweyne, killing more than 40 people and injuring at least 55 others.

The war between the Somali Government and the Al-Shabaab group has intensified since the re-election of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in May 2022.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud declared a “total war” against Al-Shabaab last year. Since then, government forces, together with the local community and international partners, have liberated more than 80 locations from the Al-Shabaab terrorist group.

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