Somalilandsun- In the run-up to elections slated for next month in Somalia,, the insecurity posed by the militant group Al-Shabaab has intensified.
On August 30, at least 10 people died in a suicide bombing near the Somali president’s palace in the capital Mogadishu, in an attack claimed by al-Shabaab. On August 25, Al-Shabaab militants detonated a car bomb and then raided a restaurant at Lido beach in Mogadishu, killing at least 10 people. A few days before that (on August 21), more than 20 people were killed when al-Shabaab suicide bombers detonated two car bombs around local government headquarters in the semi-autonomous Puntland.
These are just a few instances that pose fears that insecurity might negatively impinge on the Somalia presidential and parliamentary elections sums up a piece titled Al-Shabaab Building in Advance of Somali Elections