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At least 2 killed, 20 wounded in bombing near Somali capital

At least 2 killed, 20 wounded in bombing near Somali capital
Saturday 18
22:4 2020

The Turkish construction workers appeared to be the bomber’s target, Somali police Col. Abdi Abdullahi said. Most of the casualties were police officers providing security for the Turkish workers constructing a highway between the capital, Mogadishu, and the agricultural town of Afgoye, 30 kilometers (18 miles) north of the city. AD The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group, based in Somalia, claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the the group’s radio arm, Andalus. Al-Shabab often carries out such attacks in and near Mogadishu. AD Turkey has invested heavily in Somalia, with technical and development assistance exceeding $1 billion, according to the ...

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Summary: Police in Somalia say at least two people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a suicide car bomber targeted a construction site along a highway outside the capital

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