A family of seven, including four children, were killed in what is believed to be an Al Shabaab attack in Wajid district, Somalia. Authorities present at the scene of the crime were perturbed and disgusted by the acts of the extremist group. It is not clear as to why they attacked the family but news according to reliable sources states that the family patriarch was a soldier for the Federal State of Somalia.
They also killed a mother who was pregnant. This act left the Somali public and authorities in shock of such brutality. “Killing a pregnant mother and children is only possible from the unscrupulous Al Shabaab. I wish the family, relatives and all the people of Wajid patience and faith,” Justice Minister Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur Jama said while briefing the press.
The Al Shabaab have been targeting government security assets and this was their latest blow against the government who have been on a series of offensive operations against the Al Shabaab.