All Africa 26 October 2016
Al Shabaab has called on Djibouti government to swiftly withdraw its soldiers serving with African Union Mission (AMISOM) from Somalia after a deadly truck bomb attack in Beledweyne city on Tuesday.
Speaking at a press conference, Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rageh, the spokesman of Al Shabaab said the militants will continue targeting on Djibouti forces until they are being completely pulled out of Somalia.
At least four Djiboutian soldiers were killed when a suicide truck bomber targeted an African Union base in Beledweyne in central Somalia on Tuesday noon, the deadliest attack on the AU troops since 2015.
Sheikh Ali Dheer said Tuesday’s car bomb attack on the AMISOM base in Beledweyne town was a retaliation for “immorality” committing by Djiboutian soldiers in Hiiraan region in central Somalia.
Djibouti has deployed two battalion of soldiers to Somalia to take part an AU mission to help the UN-backed weak federal government in the fight against Al Shabaab, a militants linked with Al Qaeda.