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Friday 14 December 2012 16:49

Car bomb kills two in Somali capital

Mogadishu (KON) - A suicide car bomber killed two people in the center of the S an African Union peacekeepers' convoy, police and residents said.

Teaser Image Car bomb kills two in Somali capital

Security in Mogadishu has improved greatly since Islamist rebels allied military pressure, but the coastal city remains dogged by bombings and

The bomber struck on the Maka al-Mukaram road, a thoroughfare lined frontline in the battle for control of Mogadishu.

"An AMISOM armored convoy passed us and just after we heard a loud Hussein, who was travelling down the road in a minibus taxi, told Reuter smoldered.

The blast killed the bomber and two civilians and wounded seven others, Abdifatah Sabriye, a senior police com

It was not clear who was behind the attack. The al Shabaab rebel group that has claimed numerous similar attack

Locals said the street, which links the commercial K4 district with parliament, was quieter than usual as the blast

In late September, al Shabaab withdrew from the southern port of Kismayu, their last major urban stronghold, a re military force. The rebels vowed to step up a campaign of suicide bombings and hit-and-run attacks.

Sourcre: Reuters

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