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Somalia: Car bomb explosion kills several at checkpoint

A car bomb explosion at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the Somali capital, Mogadishu has killed several people. According to media reports a shootout took place between security forces and three attackers, who got out of a vehicle laden with explosives. There are reports of the attackers dying with at least two civilians also reported to have been killed. Police are yet to speak on the incident but local media reported that the attackers were targeting a tax office. The militant al-Shabab group is known to often carry out…

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Somalia: At least 17 killed in bomb attack in Mogadishu

At least 17 people are reported dead following a bomb blast outside a hotel near the international airport in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. The blast on Monday according to medical officials also left 27 others wounded. The city’s Madina hospital is where most of the bodies and those injured were taken to. The Al Qaeda-linked Islamist group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack. Al-shabab is known for carrying out deadly attacks in Somalia and eastern part of Africa. Al-Shabaab’s deadly suicide car bomb in Mogadishu comes just 4 days…

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