21st Division Commander and Danab Force Commander Killed in Galkayo Blast

Commander of the 21st Division of the Armed Forces Gen. Qooje Dagaari and the Commander of DANAB Forces in Galmudug Col. Mukhtar was killed in a suicide bombing in South Galkayo this afternoon.

The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of the Abdullahi Isse football stadium in Mogadishu.

The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a crowd of mourners, who had gathered to watch the funeral procession.

The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a crowd of mourners, who had gathered to watch the funeral procession.

The scene turned chaotic, people fled, and several wounded were evacuated.

The Prime Minister’s delegation was taken to the Presidential Palace in South Galkayo, where security is heavily guarded by the military.