Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud survived a roadside bomb attack on Tuesday.
The leader who has hardly made a year in office was unharmed and all the members of his convoy ,though the bomb exploded near his car.
Somali militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted to an affiliate website,VOA reported
The explosive device went off as the president’s convoy was traveling to the southern Somali town of Merca, about 110 kilometers south of Mogadishu.
After the attack which involved firing of gunshots ,President Mohamud continued to Merca, where he is conducting political outreach, as part of his government’s attempt to stabilize the country.