Car bomb at Somali military base

2015-08-22 11:06
A member of militant group al-Shabaab (Newsy World, Youtube)

A member of militant group al-Shabaab (Newsy World, Youtube)

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Mogadishu - A suicide car bomb rammed into a Somali military training base in the southern port city of Kismayu on Saturday, the militant group, al-Shabaab, and local residents said.

"We heard a huge blast from the military training camp in Kismayu and then gunfire followed," Hussein Nur, a shopkeeper in the city, told Reuters by phone.

Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al-Shabaab's spokesperson for military operations, said the group was behind the car bomb and claimed there were several casualties.

Police and government officials were not immediately available for a comment.

Read more on:    al-shabaab  |  somalia  |  eastern africa

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