Somalia: Al Shabaab kills battalion commander
Mogadishu, Somalia ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – A Somali army battalion commander was killed Sunday in a bloody suicide attack in southern Mogadishu, near the Ministry of Defense, which is located at the factories Street, Hodan district in Banaadir region.
According to the eyewitnesses in the area, Major General Mohamud Roble Jimale Gobale, 3 battalion commander of the Somali National Army (SNA) was killed with seven of his bodyguards after a suicide bomber rammed a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) into the convoy of the Somali forces.
Security sources confirmed that a suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a vehicle of army battalion commander.
Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the tragic attack.
Major General Mohamud Roble Jimale Gobale was one of the prominent commanders of the Somali army, where he played a significant role in liberating Mogadishu and the region of Lower Shabelle from the hands of militants.