Al-Shabab maybe recruited as trigger man, Turkish Ambassador says

"Al-Shabab may have attacked on Turkish Embassy not to lose its activity in the region... They want to scare Turkey away, but we will continue to carry out projects to help Somali people," said Torun

Al-Shabab maybe recruited as trigger man, Turkish Ambassador says

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkey's Ambassador to Somalia Cemalettin Kani Torun said "al-Shabab members may have been recruited to undertake the assault" on an office housing Turkish Embassy staff in Mogadishu, which resulted in one death and left several other people wounded.

Torun told Anadolu Agency that Turkey would continue to offer help to Somalia, which made al-Shabab fray around the edges.

"Al-Shabab may have attacked on Turkish Embassy not to lose its activity in the region," said Torun. "The assault means a warning to Turkey to leave the country. They want to scare Turkey away, but we will continue to carry out projects to help Somali people."

Torun said Somali people were pleased with Turkey's aid.

A deadly suicide attack by al-Shabab hit Mogadishu Turkish compound on July 27 in which 3 assailants and a policeman were killed and several other police officers were wounded.

Deadly assaults were also staged earlier on United Nations compound in Mogadishu. Al-Shabab had claimed responsibility for the assaults, which killed 17 people.

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