At least twelve people, most of them security forces, have been killed and twelve others have been wounded by twin suicide bombings at the United Nations and African Union bases close to the Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu, Somalia. The attack occurred on Tuesday, July 26th around 9 a.m.
Members of Al Shabaab blew up two vehicles that had been filled with explosives. The force from the explosion was so strong that the windows at the airport shattered. The first attacker detonated a car bomb and the second attacker attempted to attack on foot but was shot, triggering the suicide vests to go off.
Guards were caught in the blast as they attempted to take UN personnel into safety. All United Nations and African Union personnel made it through the attacks alive and safe.