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Couple of car bomb blasts claim 6 lives in Somalia

Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels claimed responsibility for the first suicide car bomb blast that killed four people when it exploded near the gate of a military base in Afgoye town


PTI Last Updated at 05 Aug 2018, 23:08 IST Somalia
Couple of car bomb blasts claim 6 lives in Somalia

Two car bombs hit Somalia today, killing six people.

Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels claimed responsibility for the first suicide car bomb blast that killed four people when it exploded near the gate of a military base in Afgoye town, 30 kilometres northwest of Mogadishu.

Al-Shabab has claimed the responsibility for the attack, according to the group's radio arm, Andalus.

Two of the dead were soldiers and fatalities could increase from the 10 injured in the blast which was close to the former national water agency's offices, said Somali police officer Col., Ahmed Ali.

Residents report hearing a powerful explosion, followed by gunfire from the base. Addow Isse, a resident in the town, said he saw at least three bodies lying in a pool of blood.

Later Sunday, another car bomb killed two people and injured four others at a restaurant near a security checkpoint and immigration headquarters in Mogadishu.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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