15 soldiers killed in Mogadishu suicide bombing attack

15 soldiers killed in suicide bombing attack in Mogadishu. [Image: Courtesy]
MOGADISHU, Somalia — At least 15 soldiers have been killed and dozen others injured following an attack at a military training camp in Mogadishu, Somalia.

The bombing attack is said to have been caused by a person disguised as one of the recruits at the military camp.

Army officer Mohammed Adan confirmed the attack adding that the death toll is expected to rise.

“I have counted about 15 new recruits who have been killed in the blast.” Said Adan

Most of the casualties are said to be recruits joining the Somali National Army. The injured have been taken to Madina Hospital in Mogadishu.

The attack comes barely two months after a suicide bombing targeting a regional governor took place at a hotel in Baidoa.

The attack killed at least three people including two of the governor’s bodyguards. In the same month, five civilians including a child were killed when a suicide bomber detonated himself at a tea shop in Mogadishu.

In December 2019, the country experienced one of the deadliest attacks that saw 81 people killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a car at a security checkpoint.

No militant group has claimed responsibility to today’s attack.

Somalia has experienced several bombing attacks, most of which target hotels and security checkpoints.

The country currently faces political instability, armed rebellion, clan conflicts and civil war.