At least 8 killed in automobile bombing in Somali capital (Ld) – Mogadishu News

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A police officer on the scene instructed Xinhua that the loss of life toll may rise after a suicide bomber focused a convoy escorting overseas safety forces close to an area college within the Hodan district in Mogadishu.

“At least eight were killed and 17 others injured in the blast. The blast occurred in front of Muasir school and children are among the casualties,” the police officer, who declined to be named, stated on the telephone.

The police stated the goal was a convoy belonging to a safety agency that guards the UN personnel who had been reportedly travelling from Gordon coaching camp to Halane base camp.

Al-Shabab militants have claimed accountability for the newest assault within the restive metropolis, Xinhua information company reported.

The Somali National Army backed by the African Union Mission in Somalia drove al-Shabab out of Mogadishu in 2011, however the terror group continues to be able to conducting assaults, concentrating on authorities installations, motels, eating places and public locations.

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