Somalia blast: Car bomb attack outside popular Mogadishu mall kills 5, injures 13

A car bomb blast near a police station in Somalia's capital on Sunday killed at least five people and wounded at least 13 others

FP Staff July 30, 2017 16:39:54 IST
A car bomb attack near a police station in Somalia's capital killed at least five people and wounded at least 13 others. Most of the victims are civilians. AP
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A car bomb attack near a police station in Somalia's capital killed at least five people and wounded at least 13 others. Most of the victims are civilians. AP
The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab often carries out deadly bombings in Mogadishu. AP
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The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab often carries out deadly bombings in Mogadishu. AP
The bomb exploded as the car was driving in the busy Maka al Mukaram road, police said. AP
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The bomb exploded as the car was driving in the busy Maka al Mukaram road, police said. AP
"It is a busy area. We do not yet know the figure of casualties," a police officer told Reuters. AP
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"It is a busy area. We do not yet know the figure of casualties," a police officer told Reuters. AP
The exact target of the blast remained unclear. The blast occurred amid a traffic jam while soldiers were searching cars at a nearby intersection. AP
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The exact target of the blast remained unclear. The blast occurred amid a traffic jam while soldiers were searching cars at a nearby intersection. AP
Somalia's prime minister Hassan Ali Khaire said no such blast had occurred in the capital for a month. AP
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Somalia's prime minister Hassan Ali Khaire said no such blast had occurred in the capital for a month. AP