Somalia PM condemns IED assault concentrating on regional minister in southern Somali metropolis of Baidoa

Mogadishu, Somalia (Axadle) Somalia’s Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre on Friday condemned a bomb assault that focused and killed the southwestern minister of justice, alongside together with his son and different civilians, officers stated.

The blast, which was from an IED, killed Southwest Justice Minister Hassan Ibrahim Lugbur and his son. Several others have been injured, together with a second son of the late minister.

“The actions of terrorist groups will never deter the efforts of the Somali people and government to strengthen security and achieve lasting peace in Somalia,” Prime Minister Hamza Barre stated in a tweet.

The bombing in Baidoa follows the assault by the Somali militant group Al-Shabab on Friday within the Somali city of Aato near the border with Ethiopia. Independent sources stated the combating began with mortars. The Al-Shabaab militant group claimed to assault the Liyu police camp in Aato.

The assault was carried out early Friday by Al-Shabaab on Aato is the 2nd assault on town in ten days. The group attacked Aato, Yeed and Washaaqo on 20 July, an assault that led to the incursion of Al-Shabaab militants into Ethiopia.

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