6 dead, several injured in Mogadishu car bomb explosion

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A suicide car bomb struck a local government office in the Somalic capital Mogadishu, destroying the building and a Quranic school opposite killing 6 people including soldiers, civilians and the suicide bomber, and a dozen injured.

Islamist militant group Al-Shabab has taken responsibility of the attack.

The school was open but at the time of the blast but most children were away from the building on a break.

According to local media, the explosion thundered in the Haulang district in one of the cars. Near the disaster site was the school, as a result, it collapsed.

“Ambulance services in Mogadishu recorded 1 death, 14 wounded, including six children. Al-Shabab took responsibility for the attack, “local journalists reported.

Somalia has been wracked by lawlessness and violence since 1991. Islamist group al Shabaab is fighting to dislodge a Western-backed government protected by African Union-mandated peacekeepers.

 

 

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