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June 7, 2021

Al Shabaab hell-bent on sabotaging Somalia’s progress

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The terror group al-Shabaab is determined to make sure any effort by Somalia to make headways on its current situation does not materialize.

The country which has been struggling with decades of conflict and civil war is now on the verge of making a comeback, thanks to efforts by mainly the Somali people and to some extent its international partners.  But the Al-Qaida-linked group is determined to make sure those efforts do not yield any results.

The militants were celebrating just recently when there was a political disagreement between the government and the opposition alliance, which almost drove the nation to the brink of yet another civil war before the country’s leaders came to their senses and agreed to find a common ground.

The group even scaled down on their merciless attacks on civilians-all in the hope of the political crisis at the time blowing up into an all-out war.

However, when the Somali leaders came to an agreement to resolve the political standoff, a huge disappointment rang in the circles of the radical group.

And that only meant one thing; resumption of attacks. The latest of those senseless attacks came on Saturday 5th of June when at least three civilians were killed after an al-Shabaab suicide bomber blew himself up in the outskirts of Mogadishu.

At least 23 others have also been wounded as the group targeted a busy market in Dharkinley district near ex-control Afgoye. “We can confirm that the suicide bomb attack killed three people and injured 23 others so far,” Somali police spokesman Sadik Aden said.