Suicide bomber detonates car near Somali police, kills 5

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 21, 2011 09:19

MOGADISHU, Somalia  — A Somali police officer said a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car at a police station in the capital and killed at least five people.

Officer Mohamed Abdi said it was a powerful explosion that ripped its victims apart.

No group claimed responsibility but the blame usually falls on Islamist insurgent groups who use suicide bombers and explosions as means to defeat a fragile government supported by 8,000 African peacekeepers.

Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, has been the epicenter of the country's two decades of violence.


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