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Bomb blast in Mogadishu kills 3, wounds 6

Explosion targets Somalia lawmaker in capital Mogadishu, MP survives attack

Mohammed Dhaysane   | 18.09.2019
Bomb blast in Mogadishu kills 3, wounds 6

MOGADISHU, Somalia

A bomb blast killed at least three people, including civilians and soldiers, in Somalia on Wednesday, officials confirmed. 

The explosion targeted a Somali lawmaker and a recently opened restaurant in the capital Mogadishu, also leaving six others wounded, Mohamed Bulle, a police officer in Mogadishu, told Anadolu Agency over the phone.

“The explosion was a car bomb attack that targeted multiple vehicles including the vehicle of lower house MP Abdukadir Arabow and a restaurant,” Bulle said.

The wounded were rushed to hospitals for treatment, the police officer said. Police launched an investigation into the incident.

According to local media, Arabow survived the attack, while his bodyguards were among the casualties.

Medical sources also confirmed the casualties to Anadolu Agency over the phone.

Al-Qaeda linked group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the deadly blast.

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