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Monday 30 December 2013 17:52

Two killed in a bomb blast in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (KON)—At least two people were killed in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, on Monday when twin remote-controlled bombs exploded at an army base in the northern part of Mogadishu city, Keydmedia Online reports.

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Eyewitnesses said that two loud blasts were heard Monday morning at a checkpoint in Kaaraan district, and then had seen heavy smoke billowing in the sky. At least two government soldiers while four others have been wounded.

The landmines were hidden at the site, where was known to be frequented by members of the Somali Army who were collecting illegal pay from the public vehicles, according to reports.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the explosion. The Shabab, an Islamist militant group based in Somalia with links to Al Qaeda, have staged periodic attacks in the capital city.

The Shabab did not immediately claim responsibility, but local officials were quick to blame the group.

On Friday, December 27, 2013, At least 10 people were killed in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, on Friday when a remote-controlled bomb exploded in a restaurant in Mogadishu’s Daynile district.

Ten people died, including government soldiers and a female restaurant owner. The bomb was hidden in the back of the restaurant by the members of the Shabab before it was detonated, and they escaped from the scene.

Keydmedia Online

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