The Somali capital Mogadishu’s calmness was broken on Tuesday and Wednesday following terror attacks.
On Wednesday, the Prime Minister Hussein Roble’s office derided the attackers, saying they will not stop the country’s rise from ashes of war.
“Such acts of terrorism will not derail the peace and the ongoing development in the country. We must unite in the fight against terrorism,” Roble’s office said.
Four people were killed and six others wounded after an explosion rocked Mogadishu on Wednesday morning.
Somali militant group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility, for just one of the many attacks they have committed in the city. However, the city had experienced a lull, especially around the New Year, from Al-Shabaab raids.
But other crimes such as robberies and murders were also reported on Tuesday, adding to the general fear in the city.
On Tuesday night, at least six youths were killed in separate attacks. Four of them were reportedly attacked by criminals who were targeting their mobile phones. Two of the victims were Abdulkadir Hassan Ashkir and Abdulkadir Nur, according to an official police statement.
Another youngster was gunned down by a soldier while another was killed by unidentified assailant on Tuesday night.
Some commentators in Somalia think the rising crime is a reflection of poverty, while others say criminals are taking advantage of a demotivated security forces following chaotic elections which has seen leaders squabble in public.