The Ethiopian invasion of Somalia — aimed at suppressing extremists – didn’t actually calm things down here. Instead, there’s been more fighting — and tactics that come straight of the jihadist playbook. Recently, there have been suicide bombings and improvised explosives – both new to Mogadishu. And these mysterious weapons, confiscated by African Union peacekeepers. Best I can tell, they’re Hezbollah-style Katyusha rockets, a relative rarity in this corner of the world, if my reading is correct. It’s a worrying omen for a country that’s already had its share of problems.
Read the whole post over at Danger Room.