Militant Somali Group Releases Suicide Attack Video
(Shabab al Mujahedeen )
The Somali militant group Shabab al Mujahedeen released a new video showing the final statement of a suicide bomber and some footage of him at a training camp. The 30-minute tape was issued by al Olsra Army, the group's media department, and features a man called Abdel Aziz, who is also known as Saad according to the video.
"My name is Saad…and I'm a terrorist," whispers the suicide bomber in one of the night shots seen on the tape. The cameraman then asks in English "What are you going to do right now?" "We want to go and hit some infidels," Abdel Aziz answers giggling.
On the tape, the suicide bomber is also seen firing rifles at a training camp with other militants. He makes his final statement in English and denounces Ethiopian and peacekeeping forces operating in Somalia, saying that their mission was mainly to protect the transitional government. He also warns that there will be more suicide operations against armies "occupying Muslims' land" until the withdrawal of their forces. He then appears making his final goodbyes to the other militants before getting behind the wheel of his explosives-laden Toyota and driving away.
The video ends with a wide shot of some buildings and a big ball of fire going up behind one of them. It does not specify the date or the target of the attack but comes a day after a wave suicide bombings in northern Somalia, including one against the U.N. offices and a presidential palace, which left 19 people dead.