4 people died in Somalia as a car filled with explosives blew up near a parliament building in the capital. Al-Shabab, a Somali terrorist group, claimed responsibility. The group recently targeted different parliamentarians.
According to Mohammed Hussein, Somalian Captian, the car blew up as it was stopped at a checkpoint by troops. The people that died were refugees and soldiers. The troops ordered the car’s driver to get out of the car for a routine search and he detonated the car bomb.
7 children were also wounded after the car bomb exploded.
While the intended target was not mentioned, the attack took place at different legislators were holding a parliament meeting. The attacks from Al-Shabab show a shift in their efforts as in the past it only attacked African Union peacekeepers, government officials and UN staff.
The last attack that the terrorist organization took responsibility for took place on the Kenyan coast and killed 65 people.