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Explosions, Mortar Attacks Rock Mogadishu Ahead Of Elections
07 February – Source: Hiiraan Online – 101 Words
Explosions rang out across Mogadishu on Tuesday evening, just hours ahead of elections. Two mortar rounds hit near the Aden Abdulle International Airport followed by a third that reportedly hit the Hamar Weyne neighborhood.The airport is where the presidential elections will be held
20 minutes later, a loud explosion was heard near KM4 roundabout, one of the main road junctions in the capital, Mogadishu.The attack comes during a complete 48-hour lockdown from until the conclusion of the Somali presidential elections on tomorrow.Thousands of soldiers, officers, and other security personnel have been deployed to patrol the streets and enforce the curfew.