You are posting a comment about...
Somalia suicide bomber from Denmark
From The Copenhagen Post
The suicide bombing that killed 23 people in Somalia last week was carried out by a man who grew up in Copenhagen.
A suicide bomb that killed 23 people in Mogadishu last week was detonated by a young Danish-Somali man, reports Berlingske Tidende newspaper.
Close friends have confirmed Somali police’s identification of the 24-year-old man from pictures taken after the blast, which devastated a hotel ceremony for newly educated doctors.
The suspect lived 20 years in Denmark, growing up in the city district of Brønshøj and later living in the suburb of Rødovre.
Danish intelligence service PET has not released the name of the man, nor has it yet made a positive identification. But yesterday the agency reported that the bomber was ‘a Somali citizen who had residence in Denmark’.
According to a PET press release, the 25-year-old man is one of many people with connections to Denmark who are being trained as terrorists abroad.
‘As PET has indicated numerous times in the past, there are people with ties to Denmark who have gone through militant Islamic training and radicalisation and who are involved in terror-related activities in several countries, including in Somalia.’
According to his friends he was also a charming and likable footballer. Over here son! On me head!