Car bomb in Somalia capital kills at least 7, police say

2017-06-20 13:36
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Mogadishu - A police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated at a district headquarters in Somalia's capital, killing at least seven people.

Captain Mohamed Hussein says the bomber posing as a milk delivery van sneaked into the Wadajir district headquarters in Mogadishu.

Hussein says most of the dead are civilians.

The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab extremist group has claimed responsibility for the attack via its Shahada News Agency, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.

The blast comes less than a week after al-Shabaab gunmen carried out an overnight siege on a popular restaurant in the Somali capital, killing at least 31 people.

Read more on:    al-shabaab  |  al-qaeda  |  somalia  |  east africa
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