Shebab Claims Bomb Blast Attack On Somalia Plane: Statement

A picture taken on February 3, 2016 shows a plane operated by Daallo Airlines, after it made an emergency landing on February 2 in Mogadishu following a blast. By Mohamed Abdiwahab (AFP/File)

Mogadishu (AFP) - Shebab insurgents on Saturday claimed responsibility for an explosion attack which ripped a hole in a Somali passenger plane earlier this month, shortly after takeoff from Mogadishu.

On February 2, Shebab "mujahideen carried out an operation targeting dozens of Western intelligence officials and Turkish NATO forces aboard an airplane bound for Djibouti, said a statement issued by the group.

Source: AFP
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