Mogadishu police chief survives al-Shabab attack, at least four killed

 Mogadishu police chief survives al-Shabab attack, at least four killed

Mogadishu police chief survives al-Shabab attack

MOGADISHU, 10 July: At least four people have been killed and nine others wounded after a suicide car bombing targeted a convoy carrying Mogadishu’s police chief, according to Somali officials.

Farhan Mohamud, the chief police commissioner, survived Saturday’s blast, police spokesman Sadiq Aden Ali said.

“We confirm that four people, including pedestrians, died in the attack and nine others injured. Al-Shabab militants’ intention was to kill the commander, but he survived,” Sadiq said.

Al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda-linked armed group fighting to overthrow Somalia’s internationally recognised government, claimed responsibility for the attack.

The group said they killed four police officers in the attack and injured five others. They claimed all of them were the police chief’s bodyguards.

Al-Shabab, which used to control parts of Mogadishu, was pushed out of the seaside capital in 2011 by Somali troops backed by African Union soldiers.

The group still control parts of the rural areas in south and central Somalia and carries out frequent attacks in Mogadishu.

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The traffic police in Karachi have intensified starting Friday its bid to discourage bikers from driving on Sharea Faisal without wearing safety helmets by posting more personnel on the arterial thoroughfare to challan violators.

The traffic police authorities have warned the bikers to avoid violating the helmet-wearing rule in order to ensure their safety in the wake of increasing accidents on the road.

In its press release today, the Traffic Police Karachi office said that starting with the Sharea Faisal, Karachi roads are now the no-go areas for bike drivers not wearing helmets.

Those not heeding the warnings will be dealt a legal blow, the traffic inspector general office said.

Separately today from the auto sector, the automobile manufacturers have announced to reduce car prices in Pakistan after getting the relaxations in taxes by the federal government under a new auto policy.

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