Car bomb kills two in Somali capital

December 14, 2012 15:11

MOGADISHU - A suicide car bomber killed two people in the center of the Somali capital on Friday in a blast that appeared to target an African Union peacekeepers' convoy, police and residents said.

Security in Mogadishu has improved greatly since Islamist rebels allied to al-Qaida fled the capital more than a year ago under military pressure, but the coastal city remains dogged by bombings and assassinations blamed on the militants.

The bomber struck on the Maka al-Mukaram road, a thoroughfare lined by construction sites and tea-rooms that last year was a frontline in the battle for control of Mogadishu.

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