Mogadishu, At least three people were killed on Saturday in twin attacks allegedly targeting Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire, police said. Mustaf Abdirahman, a police officer in Lower Shabelle region told the Anadolu news agency over the phone, the first attack was a grenade explosion, which took place while Khaire was addressing a large crowd in the port city of Marka.
It killed a civilian and wounded several others, but the Prime Minister and his delegation escaped and arrived back in the capital Mogadishu safely, he noted. Shortly after, a mortar attack hit the area, killing two civilians, including a woman, he added. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.