April 20, local time, a landmine exploded in mogadishu, the Somali news site Garoway Online reported. Eyewitnesses said the bomb targeted a vehicle carrying high-ranking officials. Mohammed Abdi, deputy security and political vice-president of security and politics in the Daynile district of the capital Mogadishu, was killed and several of his bodyguards were seriously injured.
One witness, who did not want to be named, said: “It appears that the explosion was carefully planned and that the convoy was the target of their attack.” Security forces arrived at the scene after the incident and launched an investigation, but no results have been given. “At this time, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.