On 25 April 2022, a vehicle-borne explosive device targeting a military convoy detonated near Banadir Junction in Mogadishu’s city center. Seven people were killed and at least three more were injured. Reports indicate that the attack targeted a military general, who escaped unharmed. Al-Shabab militants have escalated mortar attacks and bombings targeting government facilities in Mogadishu in the month of April; however, no group has claimed responsibility for the latest bombing as yet.
Separately, on 22 April, a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb at a restaurant near Lido beach in Mogadishu. Local media reports indicate the target of the attack was the chief of the Somali Police Force, who was breaking his Ramadan fast accompanied by 11 members of parliament at the time. The police chief and the legislators were unharmed, but six other people were killed and seven more sustained injuries in the attack. The al-Shabab militant group claimed responsibility for the attack.