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5 Apr 2019
7:23 am

Car bomb explodes in Mogadishu killing at least one person


Seven have been wounded and were rushed to hospital by local ambulance services.

FILE PICTURE: WARNING: Graphic content / A Somali boy walks near blood-stains and debris on the ground after an explosion outside a restaurant in Mogadishu, on March 28, 2019. - A large bomb exploded in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on March 28, 2019, with security officials and witnesses reporting bodies strewn on the ground as plumes of smoke rose high into the air. A Somali police officer says an explosives-laden vehicle has detonated outside a restaurant in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. (Photo by MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB / AFP)

A car bomb exploded near the police academy in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday evening, police said, the latest in a string of attacks in the city.

Shabelle News said initial reports say at least one person was killed and seven others wounded in the car bomb explosion. The wounded were rushed to hospital by local ambulance services.

Only hours earlier the police had warned the public against a suspicious car bomb in the capital and urged residents to be more vigilant. Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.

Dozens of people were killed in a number of car bombs during March alone, most of them believed to have been carried out by the militants.

Somalia has been ravaged by civil war since 1992, when tribal warlords ousted dictator Mohamed Siad Barre before war broke out.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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