UAE ambassador survives suicide attack in Somalia

Mohamed Al Othman said to have survived attack on his vehicle while travelling in Mogadishu
UAE ambassador survives suicide attack in Somalia
UAE ambassador Mohamed Al Othman, pictured left.
By Staff writer
Wed 24 Jun 2015 03:46 PM

A UAE ambassador has survived an apparent suicide attack on his vehicle while travelling in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, according to reports on Wednesday.

"The suicide car bomb hit a military car. So far three people were killed, including civilians. Seven others were injured and rushed to hospital," Major Farah Abdikadir, a police officer, told Reuters.

UAE ambassador Mohamed Al Othman was present in the vehicle when it was targeted, but he is said to have survived the attack, which took place near the Turkish embassy in Mogadishu.

Somali Islamist militant group Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack, in whaat is its second attack in a number of days.

The group was responsible for a suicide attack when a car drove into the main gate of the Somali intelligence training, resulting in heavy gunfire, CNN reported.

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