Car bomb targeting police station in Somalia's capital kills four

By REUTERS
June 22, 2017 15:44
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MOGADISHU- A car bomb targeting a police station killed at least four people in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday, police said.

The incident took place at Waberi police station, near Maka al Mukaram road, which is the busiest street in Mogadishu.

"A suicide car bomb exploded at the gate of Waberi district police station. So far we know four people died," Major Mohamed Hussein, a police officer, told Reuters.

A Reuters witness saw bodies lying on the ground at the scene as well as ruined cars and damage to the police station.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

In the past, al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for gun and bomb attacks in the capital and other areas controlled by Somalia's federal government.

It wants to force out African Union peacekeepers, oust the Western-backed government and impose its strict interpretation of Islam.

At least 10 people were killed on Tuesday in a car bomb attack on a government building in the Somali capital which was claimed by the group.


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