MOGADISHU Somali Islamist group al Shabaab was responsible for a car bomb that killed a Somali general on Sunday as he was travelling in a convoy in the capital Mogadishu, a radio station linked to the group reported.
A car driven by a suicide attacker drove into the convoy.
Andalus radio said that "a mujahid (fighter) was martyred as his suicide car bomb killed General Goobaanle," using the general's nickname, a common practice in Somalia. The general's proper name is General Mohamed Roble Jimale.
The radio report said details would follow later.
(Reporting by Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar; Writing by Edmund Blair; Editing by Susan Fenton)