Today, Sunday, October 30, 2022, The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue (FDHRD) condemned the terrorist attack on the Ministry of Education in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Two car bombs detonated in the vicinity of the Ministry of Education near the crowded Zubi junction, killing at least 9 people. Among them are women and children.
The Somali police spokesman indicated that an explosion occurred on a road parallel to the Ministry’s headquarters, followed by another explosion a few minutes later, resulting in “many victims.”
No party has claimed responsibility for the incident, but the accusations are directed at the “extremist Islamic movement Al-Shabab” affiliated with Al-Qaeda, which used to carry out terrorist attacks in the Somali capital and major cities.
This attack comes about a week after Al-Shabaab targeted a hotel in the coastal city of Kismayo, leaving nine dead and 47 wounded.
Condemning the attack that occurred yesterday, the FDHRD calls on the international community to intensify support and assistance to the Somali government in confronting these terrorist attacks, especially in light of the humanitarian crisis experienced by about half of the population of Somalia due to the drought in the country, which threatens to cause starvation for a large number of Somali citizens.