SIGN UP FOR THE BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Somali President Escapes Assassination Attempt

Somali President Escapes Assassination Attempt

Somalia’s new president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud escaped a suicide attack against him on September 12.

According to reports, the attack took place at a hotel in Mogadishu where Mohamud was attending a news conference. There were apparently two attackers; both bombs exploded but failed to kill Mohamud.

Mohamud took office after winning the first presidential vote in Somalia in decades. He has been emphasizing security and civil order and is hoping his presidency will mark the end of the relentless violence that has marred the country for the last two decades.

Although no one has claimed responsibility for the bombings, Al-Qaeda has issued a statement saying Mohamud is “traitor” and jihad will continue.

P.S. DO YOU WANT MORE ARTICLES
LIKE THIS ONE DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX?
SIGN UP FOR THE DAILY BREITBART NEWSLETTER.


Comment count on this article reflects comments made on Breitbart.com and Facebook. Visit Breitbart's Facebook Page.

SIGN UP FOR THE OFFICIAL
BREITBART EMAIL NEWSLETTER

GET TODAY'S TOP NEWS DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX

I don't want to get today's top news.

x