30.9 C
Mogadishu
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Somali Intelligence agency blames foreign agent for Saturday bomb attack

Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) said a foreign agent was behind a Saturday truck bomb attack in Mogadishu.

The spy agency noted in its official twitter account saying it presented a preliminary report to the leadership of the federal state.

“We presented a report detailing planning by the foreign state regarding the massacre of Somali citizens on Saturday in Mogadishu.” NISA said, adding “We will cooperate with our international partners to conclude the investigative report.”

Somali spy agency did not specifically name the so-called foreign state but a news report by Turkish based online site Yenisafak blamed the United Arab Emirates leadership for the attack that also killed two Turkish engineers and 78 Somalis.

Yenisifak said “The UAE is behind yesterday’s bombing in Mogadishu. This is now clear. The person who conducted this task on behalf of the UAE, the one who is in control over the terror traffic is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.”

The new development comes as a Qatari airforce plane with medical supplies just jetted in the country in response to provide medical assistance to the victims of Saturday attack.

According to the health officials at least 81 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded.

Latest News

Court in Somaliland sentences journalist Oldon to two years in jail

A court in Somalia’s breakaway northern territory of Somaliland...

President Hassan Sheikh officially assumes office +(PHOTOS)

Somalia’s newly President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has today officially...

Saudi Arabia bans citizens from travelling to Somalia

Saudi Arabia has banned its citizens from travelling to...

ATMIS, SNA soldiers conclude training on military intelligence

Thirty-two drown from Somali national army and Africa Union...

Somalia’s elect-president Hassan Sheikh pledges to work on economic reforms

Somalia’s newly elected President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and officials from...

UK foreign aid cut came at ‘worst moment in history’: Opposition MP

LONDON: The UK’s humanitarian aid budget was slashed by 51 percent last year, disproportionately affecting some of the world’s neediest countries, including Yemen and...

Court in Somaliland sentences journalist Oldon to two years in jail

A court in Somalia’s breakaway northern territory of Somaliland has sentenced a journalist to two years in prison months after he was acquitted by...

President Hassan Sheikh officially assumes office +(PHOTOS)

Somalia’s newly President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has today officially assumed office following transfer of power ceremony at the Presidential Palace. Speaking at the handing over ceremony,...