October 28, 2017: Al Shabaab carries out double car bombing in Somalia

On October 28, 2017 Al Shabaab claimed a double car bombing in Mogadishu in which at least 25 people were killed and a further 30 injured

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – Terrorist groups do not rest on their laurels: all they know how to do is kill.

We all hope to achieve something notable in our lives, don’t we? Whether it is to write a book, or land the perfect job, or find an ideal mate it can be very satisfying when we attain it. It may take a long time and a lot of effort but in the end it is worth it.

Once we get their some of us are ok to stop there, rest on our laurels as it were. Others go on to more challenges, seeking to set different goals and do what we can to be successful once again. Not that there is anything wrong with this or that.

I’m going to lift the Stanley Cup one day I am! (Photo: Mikael Wiman on flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Terrorist groups do not seem to be among those who carry out ‘the big one’ and call it a day.

On this day in 2017

The Al Shabaab (AS) terrorist group claimed a double car bombing in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in which at least 25 people were killed and a further 30 injured. A suicide car bomber first drove into a hotel where President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was due to host a meeting: a second one targeted the former parliament building.

Rescue workers are saying the death toll could be much higher. They have recovered many bodies from the hotel.

Al Jazeera correspondent

An AS attack two weeks previously killed 358 people and injured more than 400. It appears that no one expected the group to follow up such a devastating act with yet another. Alas, terrorists are not happy to kill and move on.

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By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.

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