Mo­gadishu re­stricts truck move­ments

Gulf News - - MIddle East -


au­thor­i­ties im­posed a day­time ban yes­ter­day on the move­ment of large trucks and road tankers in­side the cap­i­tal Mo­gadishu in an at­tempt to im­prove se­cu­rity fol­low­ing a wave of dev­as­tat­ing at­tacks by mil­i­tants.

The move fol­lowed twin truck bomb­ings on Oc­to­ber 15 that killed more than 350 peo­ple in the city, in the dead­li­est at­tack in the his­tory of the Horn of Africa na­tion.

Though the mil­i­tant group Al Shabaab did not claim re­spon­si­bil­ity for that at­tack, the method is one it has of­ten used. (Reuters)

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