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At least 15 killed in suicide car bombing in Somalia

AP
Published : Jun 20, 2017, 5:20 pm IST
Updated : Jun 20, 2017, 5:56 pm IST

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

Suicide car bomber has detonated at a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital, killing 7 people. (Photo: Representational/File)
 Suicide car bomber has detonated at a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital, killing 7 people. (Photo: Representational/File)

Mogadishu (Somalia): A police officer on Tuesday said a suicide car bomber has detonated at a district headquarters in Somalia’s capital, killing at least fifteen people.

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

Hussein said most of the dead are civilians. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab 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-Shabab gunmen carried out an overnight siege on a popular restaurant in the Somali capital, killing at least 31 people.

Tags: bombing, suicide bomber, al shabab extremist, site
Location: Somalia, Banaadir, Mogadishu