MOGADISHU: A top Somalia general known for fighting the jihadist Shabab group, was killed on Sunday when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed car into his vehicle, officials and witnesses said.
General Mohamed Roble Jimale Gobale was killed along with four of his security guards in the attack in the capital Mogadishu that was claimed by the Al-Qaeda linked Shabab.
“There was a heavy blast caused by a car loaded with explosives,” said security official Abdiaziz Mohamed.
“Several members of the military were killed in the incident, including a senior commander.”
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