Mogadishu – Somali Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre has strongly condemned the suicide bombing that killed South West Minister of State for Justice Sheikh Hassan Ibrahim Lugbur and his son in Baidoa on Friday.
Hamza mentioned acts of terrorism would by no means deter the efforts of the individuals and the Somali authorities to strengthen safety and obtain lasting peace.
“I sent my condolences to the minister’s family and the entire Somali community and asked Allah (SWT) to grant him the highest place in Jannah,” he mentioned.
Ilyas Ali Nor, Minister of Information of the state, mentioned that his counterpart for justice, Hassan Ibrahim Hassan (Lugbur), and one in every of his sons have been killed by an explosive gadget after leaving a mosque within the city of Baidoa.
At least 11 different individuals, together with one other son of the late minister, have been reportedly injured within the assault.
No one has claimed duty for the blast, however the president of the southwestern state, Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed Laftagareen, mentioned Al Shabaab was behind the blast.