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Somalia: Several Killed in Suicide Car Bomb

Somalia: Several Killed in Suicide Car Bomb

Saturday, 25 September, 2021 - 10:00
An armoured personnel carrier (APC) drives on a sealed off street to prevent a protest over delayed elections in Mogadishu, Somalia, on February 19, 2021. (Reuters)

A suicide car bomb killed at least seven people in the Somali capital on Saturday at a street junction near the president's residence, an official said.

"A suicide car bomb that exploded at Ceelgaab junction killed seven people and injured eight others," Muawiye Mudeey, district commissioner of Mogadishu's Hamarjajab district told Reuters.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, but al Shabaab, which wants to overthrow the government, frequently carries out such bombings.

A Reuters witness at the scene of the blast reported seeing seven cars and three rickshaws destroyed by the blast, and the whole junction covered in blood.

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