Somalia’s rebel group of Al Shabab has denied that they were behind the deadly attack in Mogadishu, which killed more than 23 people.
A spokesman of Al Shabab group Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage (Ali Dhere) has said that his group was not the mastermind of the blast in Shamo hotel.
“We have no any relation with this attack, it is from the enemy”, he said pointing that the blast was carried out by some of Somali government elements.
“We know some so-called government officials left the scene of the explosion just minutes before the attack. That is why it is clear that they were behind the killing.” Sheikh Ali Dhere said.
The spokesman of Al Shabab has told that it is not their behaviour to carry an explosion in a educational ceremony.
“We don not target the innocent people”, he added.
He told that the group is always concerned about the killing of innocent people saying the ‘enemy’ is doing all these acts to destroy the country and to create a hostile atmosphere between the Somali people.
There was a Suspicion which had fallen on the Al Shabaab group, which is battling the Western-backed government across the country.
More than 23 people including three government ministers had been killed in the blast at a graduation ceremony at Shamo hotel, while 50 more others wounded.
Somali president had blamed the rebels were behind the attack.