Death toll from Mogadishu police academy attack rises to 13

Somalia

"Police were preparing for the 74th anniversary of police day".

"Eighteen members from the police were killed, and 15 others were wounded, after a suicide bomber blew himself inside the academy", acting police chief General Muktar Hussein Afrah told reporters.

"Police will always continue their work despite death".

Police said the suicide bomber strapped with a bomb vest blew up during rehearsals in preparation for the December 20 Police Day celebrations in Somalia.

Soon after the attack, Islamist militant group, al Shabaad claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The witness said the ground nearby had also been washed to remove blood stains and people were burying bodies at the police academy.

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The U.S. has carried out at least 32 drone strikes this year against Al-Shabab and a small but growing number of fighters linked to the Islamic State group, many of them defectors from al-Shabab.

The U.S. military launched an airstrike against al-Shabaab in Somalia early Tuesday morning, targeting an explosives-filled vehicle, U.S. Africa Command said in a statement.

The Shabaab has been fighting to overthrow successive internationally-backed governments in Mogadishu since 2007 and frequently deploys auto and truck bombs against military, government and civilian targets.

The militants were driven out of Mogadishu in 2011 and have since been steadily losing territory to the combined forces of African Union peacekeepers and Somali security forces.

"He was a professional journalist dedicated to working for the public", grieving relative Mohamed Abdirahman said late Monday.

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