The security of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu has been heightened ahead of a planned protest against armed group al-Shabaab recent attack in the city last week.

The demonstration was organized by Banadir regional administration leadership led by the Governor and Mayor of Mogadishu, Omar Mohamed Mohamud.

Hundreds of city residents have gathered at General Kahiye police academy training to take part in the unusual protest.

Senior Somali government officials are expected to join the demonstrators for address.

Similar protest against Al Qaida linked group actions in Somalia was held in October 2017 following an unclaimed truck bomb attack that killed more than 500 people.

The death toll of last week’s ex-control junction attack has slightly increased and stands at 84.

Some of the critically wounded victims airlifted to Turkey succumbed to life-threatening injuries.

Most of those killed were students and two Turkish engineers.


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