At least 18 civilians were killed on Thursday when a roadside bomb detonated in Lafole, Somalia blew up a minibus killing all the passengers onboard.
According to police the bomb attack carried out just as the bus was passing by.
“All the 18 people on board the minibus are dead and burnt. A remotely controlled bomb along the road exploded,” Abidkadir Mohamed, a police officer at the scene, said.
Nur Ahmed witnessed the bomb detonation as he was driving along the same road told Reuters agency that the minibus was being escorted by a truck carrying government troops. The escorting vehicle escaped undamaged he said.
This explosion comes less than a week after an attack on a hotel frequented by government officials was carried out by Al shabab in Mogadishu. The attack claimed the lives of 15 people including a government minister.
Although there is no claim of responsibility, many are suspecting Al Shabab. The group frequently attacks security forces, government workers, and civilians.