Somalia’s Mogadishu Rocked by Mortar Shelling ahead of Presidential Elections

Tuesday evening 7/02/2017, explosion mortar attacks rocked Somalia’s Mogadishu on the eve of Presidential elections.

Just hour ahead of the poll, two mortar shelling hit near Aden Abdulle International Airport and a third explosion followed in Hamar Weyne neighbourhood.

The attacks believed to be conducted by the rag-tag Al-Shabaab terrorist group is aimed at disrupting the presidential elections which will be held Wednesday 8/02/2017 at Aden Abdulle International Airport.

20 minutes later, a loud explosion was heard near KM4 roundabout, one of the main thoroughfares in the capital.

During the election campaign, nearly all the candidates have made the fight against Al-Shabaab insurgency the hallmark of their political campaigns.

The attack comes during a complete 48-hour lockdown from until the conclusion of the Somali presidential elections.

Thousands of SNA and AMISOM have been deployed to man, patrol the streets, enforce the curfew until the process is completed.

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