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Bomb in teashop explodes in Somalia's capital, killing 6

5 years 6 months 1 week ago Thursday, December 15 2016 Dec 15, 2016 December 15, 2016 7:50 AM December 15, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A Somali military official says a bomb hidden inside a teashop in the capital has exploded, killing four soldiers and two civilians.

Ahmed Ali says the soldiers were gathered at the teashop near a checkpoint in Mogadishu when the blast, thought to be remotely controlled, occurred. Two other people were injured.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion, the second in the city on Thursday.

In the first blast, a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near a restaurant during a high-speed chase, killing himself and injuring three others.

The attacks come before Somalia holds a presidential election Dec. 28.

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