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16 killed in Somali capital suicide attack

Monday, 12 December 2016

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MOGADISHU: At least 16 people died early Sunday in a suicide truck bombing outside the busy sea port of the Somali capital Mogadishu, the director of the ambulance service said.

We assisted 48 wounded people and carried 16 others who were killed in the blast.

Mogadishu residents described a huge blast that could be heard across the city and a plume of smoke that rose above the skyline.

The Al-Qaeda aligned Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility in a statement distributed on its Telegram messaging account. 

The target was a military base close to the port and claimed to have killed “nearly 30”. The group frequently exaggerates the number killed in its attacks.

The Shabaab is fighting to overthrow the internationally-backed government of Somalia and regularly stages deadly attacks on government, military and civilian targets in the capital and elsewhere in the war-torn country.

The attack took place close to the entrance to Mogadishu’s port.

Source by: Internet

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