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Car bomb blast kills 4 in Somali capital

No group has yet claimed responsibility for deadly blast along one of busiest roads in the capital

Mohammed Dhaysane   | 17.04.2019
Car bomb blast kills 4 in Somali capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia

At least four people were killed and more than 13 wounded when a car bomb blast exploded in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials said -- the second such attack on Wednesday.  

“An UVBIED Harrier vehicle parked at Dabka Junction went off, so far we can confirm 4 dead & 5 wounded. We offer our condolences to the victims,” wrote Police Deputy Commissioner Zakia Hussein Ahmed on Twitter.

Thirteen wounded were taken to the hospital for treatment, said the local Aamin Ambulance Service.

Dabka Junction, where the attack took place, is one of the busiest in the capital, located on Maka al-Mukarama Street near the Somali parliament building and some 100 steps from the Waberi district police station.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the deadly car bomb blast.

In the day’s first blast, along the same road, the car of a regional intelligence official exploded when he was not inside. No injuries were reported, but three other cars were damaged.

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