Mogadishu: Explosion in Somalia’s capital kills eight


An ambulance is seen near a blast site that rocked a military base in MogadishuImage copyright
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An ambulance is seen near the site of the explosion in Mogadishu

An explosion at a military base in the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least eight people and injured 14 others, a military official says.

It was not yet clear what caused the blast but witnesses told local media a car loaded with explosives attacked the compound near a stadium.

Radio Dalsan said the explosion could be heard across the city.

Islamist militant group Al-Shabab often carries out bombings targeting security forces and government officials.

Earlier this week two security guards were killed after stopping a suicide bomber from entering a restaurant in the capital.



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