Somalis Rally Against Shabab

After last Tuesday’s truck bomb killing of dozens of Somalians, many students who were getting exam results, citizens of Mogadishu  rallied against Shabab, the group affiliated with Al Queda that claimed responsibility.  The demonstration was organized by the weak, embattled central government but was a show of courage and contempt for the militants by the general population.

were killed in the blast,” said Anisa Abdulle, a 16-year-old student who visited the compound earlier but left before the blast. “This is horrible. I hate the Shabab, because they see the students going for learning as enemies.

The Shabab has been terrorizing Somalia since 1991.  In August, they fled the country but promised to carry on a violent guerrilla struggle.


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