Eight killed by explosion in Somalia capital

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Published: June 15, 2019 7:44:28 PM

A second blast on a key road leading to the airport of the Somali capital Mogadishu did not cause any casualties.

Somalia, Somalia blast, Somalia explosion, Somali parliament, medical, police, world newsSecurity forces stand near the wreckage of an official vehicle that was destroyed in a bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia. (Photo: AFP)

A car bomb went off Saturday at a checkpoint near the Somali parliament, killing eight people and injuring 16, medical and police sources said. “We have confirmed eight people killed and 16 others wounded in the blast,” the private Aamin Ambulance service said. A second blast on a key road leading to the airport of the Somali capital Mogadishu did not cause any casualties.

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