VIDEO OF AL-SHABAAB SUICIDE CAR BOMBER IN SOMALIA, THEY USE STOLEN TOYOTA LAND CRUISERS, EXCLUSIVELY, AS DOES AL-QAEDA IN IRAQ AS SEEN IN RECENT CAR BOMBINGS AND ALSO THE TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN AS RECENTLY AS NOVEMBER 8th 2008.
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Five suicide car bombers, using stolen Toyota Land Cruisers, attacked government and United Nations sites in northern Somalia on Wednesday, killing at least 21 people. The attacks shattered the rare sense of calm that had existed in a few corners of the country. The car bomb attack "warning" was posted on the Al-Shabaab website on October 17th.. 12 days before the attack - An internal document shows that Somalia's new Islamist rulers (Al-Shabaab) have decided to send suicide bombers to the neighbouring peaceful self-proclaimed state of Somaliland. Their aim is to topple the elected Hargeisa government. Witnesses said the suicide bombers were driving late model Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs (Prado) which go for approx. $38,000 each. Stolen cars shipped in from Dubai to the local used car lot, same scam as in Iraq, different country. See my prior posts on al-Qaeda using stolen vehicles for car bombs in Iraq and India. Al-Shabaab control the Port Kismayo of to receive stolen cars from Dubai.
ANOTHER SOMALI ATTACK, TOYOTA LAND CRUISER VEHICLE; MOGADISHU, Somalia (CNN) -- Somalian Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi survived a suicide vehicle bomb blast that heavily damaged his home Sunday, his spokesman said. A Toyota Land Cruiser loaded with explosives crashed through the security gate of the prime minister's Mogadishu home and exploded, killing six guards and damaging the house that also serves as the prime minister's office, spokesman Abdullahi Odka said. "I saw limbs nearly a kilometer from where the suicide bomber detonated," a police officer at the scene, who asked not to be named, told Reuters by telephone. "We don't know how the suicide bomber managed to pass through undetected. ... The wounded cannot be counted."
RECENT CAR BOMBING IN IRAQ, TOYOTA LAND CRUISER VEHICLE; Friday, October 24, 2008, According to Iraqi government and hospital officials 11 people were killed and 22 injured when a suicide car bomber drove into a Shiite government minister’s convoy in Baghdad on Thursday. A police officer at the scene said that those killed included a total of four bodyguards and three police officers. The suicide bomber used a Toyota Land Cruiser filled with explosives. The attack on the minister, Mahmoud Muhammad al-Radhi, was the second in four months against a member of the 40-person cabinet, underlining the continued perils confronting Iraqis despite a sharp reduction in overall violence.
ANOTHER CAR BOMBING IN IRAQ USING TOYOTA LAND CRUISER; Suicide Car Bomber Kills Children, 27 other in IraqPakistan Times Monitoring Desk.... BAGHDAD (Iraq): A suicide car bomber sped up to American soldiers distributing candy to children and detonated his explosives Wednesday, killing up to 27 other people, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. One U.S. soldier and about a dozen children were among the dead. The vehicle used in the attack was a brown Toyota Land Cruiser with a license plate from the southern city of Basra, police said.
UN VEHICLE (TOYOTA LAND CRUISER) stolen from Kabul airport, raising security concerns of car bomb or attack By JASON STRAZIUSO, Associated Press Writer 2:34 PM PST, November 8, 2008 ...KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) _ Authorities searched for a United Nations vehicle stolen from the Kabul airport on Saturday, amid concerns militants could use the SUV as a car bomb or to ferry attackers close to sensitive sites.U.N. personnel, Western security officials and Afghan police were looking for the white Toyota Land Cruiser with the U.N. agency's name painted in blue letters, a security official said. The main U.N. compound in Kabul is on the road to the presidential palace. The road is secured by a gate and armed guards, but U.N. vehicles are usually waved quickly through check points.
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