Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Suicide Bombing in Baidoa

Someone tried to assassinate Somalia's interim president Abdullahi Yousef via suicide car bombing. Yousef, predictably, blames al-Qaeda, and by implication the Islamic Courts Union which over the summer took control of Mogadishu and is now effectively ruling most of the country. Whether there is in fact some sort of direct al-Qaeda connection, the ICU does seem to be the most logical suspect in the attack, and has shown they're not above using terrorist tactics to achieve their military objectives, though this isn't quite the same as going after civilian population centers to sow terror.


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