Why al-Shabaab targets innocent civilians

Terror group al-Shabaab has time and again attacked innocent civilians proving its aim of decimating the Somali community en masse. The group indiscriminately places landmines and remote-controlled bombs in residential areas and public roads caring less on whom the bomb is targeted for.

 The group recently placed a remote-controlled bomb in a hotel in Elwak town in Gedo region, killing at least 8 innocent people after the device was detonated remotely. In October last year, at least 500 innocent lives were lost after the murderous group detonated two trucks filled with explosives.

Such attacks are normal for the blood-sucking group al-Shabaab because they are fulfilling the group’s main aim of killing innocent lives en masse and it gets a thrill out of loss of lives.

Meanwhile, Somali security forces have recently nabbed an al-Shabaab explosive expert in Afgoye town who was planning to wreak havoc among the residents who are enjoying peace and prosperity after the town was liberated from the shackles of the group. Security forces had prior information to his whereabouts and his activities provided by willing locals.

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