4 killed in Mogadishu explosion

2011-11-25 18:13
Mogadishu - Three Somali soldiers and a civilian were killed Friday when a roadside bomb the officers picked up to detonate elsewhere exploded inside their vehicle, officials and witnesses said.

The soldiers picked up the device at a road intersection in Mogadishu's Bakara district and moments later it ripped apart their vehicle, also killing one civilian and injuring four others who were nearby.

"Three soldiers and a woman who was passing by the area were killed and several others injured in the explosion," Mohamed Ali, a government security official told AFP.

Jama Ibrahim, a witness, said: "The pick-up truck was totally destroyed by the explosion. It was driving off and suddenly there was a heavy explosion and smoke."

Several roadside bombs and grenade explosions have rocked the war-shattered Somali capital since the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab rebels abandoned their bases there in August and resorted to guerrilla attacks against the government.

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