Deaths reported as car bomb hits Mogadishu

Deaths reported as car bomb hits Mogadishu

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By Hamza Mohamed

A car bomb targeting a military vehicle has killed at least 10 people and wounded four others in the capital city of Somalia, Al Jazeera has learned.

In a statement to Al Jazeera, the armed rebel group Al Shabab claimed responsility for Wednesday’s attack in Mogadishu.

“We targeted a vehicle carrying the enemies of Somalia,” Abdulaziz Abu Muscab said.

Sources who attended the scene told Al Jazeera that the vehicle was carrying foreign diplomats.

The explosion happened near a defence ministry hospital, and heavy gunfire was heard soon after.

Al Shabab has vowed to step up attacks against the government of Somalia during the month of Ramadan.

Since the start of Ramadan, there have been at least 10 assassinations in the capital targeting government officials.

Source:: Al Jazeera

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