Mortar slam into residential houses in Mogadishu, killing one personOne person was killed and 11 others were injured when a mortar slammed into Mogadishu’s Wadajir district on Thursday night.Reports say the mortar struck the victims, mainly women and children, at their home compound in Obasibo neighbourhood, Wadajir district. The injured people were rushed to health facilities in Mogadishu for treatments.The area district commissioner Ahmed Hassan Adow blamed Al-Shabaab militants for the attack, saying that the group is against the wellbeing of the Somalis people.
Senior militant leaders defect to TFG side
Two alleged Al-Shabaab militant leaders surrendered to government troops in Lower Juba, officials say.One of the alleged defectors, Mohamoud Hajji Korane gave himself up together with two of his guards and a battle-wagon to the Somali forces in Qoqani town.
The militant leader surrendered Thursday evening after negotiating with the relevant government authorities in the area, according to TFG officials.
Another militant leader only named Anas also surrendered early Friday morning.
TFG official, Col. Mohamed Abdullahi confirmed the defection of the two militant leaders to terror free somalia, saying that the two were in contact with the area government officials for a couple of days seeking amnesty before giving themselves up.
Abdullahi said they will hand over these defectors to the government’s command centre in Dobley to ascertain the geniuses of their defection.
He further said they received them warmly to encourage other defectors to follow suit.
TFG has on several occasions in the past displayed alleged militant defectors joining their ranks, attributing this mass defection for their continuous provision of amnesty to militant defectors.
Ra’iisul Wasaaraha oo maanta soo kormeeray jiida hore ee dhufeysyada degmada Dayniile ee duleedka Muqdisho.