US Five dead in the explosion of a car trapped at Mogadishi
Police probe car explosion at U.K. hospital as a terrorist incident
Video shows the moment a taxi pulled up to a Liverpool hospital and burst into flames, and the driver's quick actions may have prevented a more serious tragedy. CBS News correspondent Holly Williams reports that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised the taxi driver on Monday for bravery and presence of mind, and the Mayor of Liverpool said the driver had heroically averted what could have been an "awful disaster," after apparently noticing his passenger's suspicious behavior and locking the man in his car. The good news is the taxi driver survived with relatively minor injuries.
C INQ People were killed Thursday and more than a dozen injured by the explosion of a car trapped near a school of the Somali capital Mogadishi, claimed by the Jihadist group of Shebab, announced security services.
"There was an explosion of a car trapped. The death of five people was confirmed and fifteen others were injured," said Mohamed Abdillahi at, stating that eleven schoolchildren were among the wounded.
"We do not know what the target of the attack was," said the manager, while witnesses pointed out that a convoy of AMISOM, the military force of the African Union (AU) in, passed in this area at the time of the explosion.
Taxi Driver Lauded for Diverting 'Awful Disaster' as Bomb Explodes in Cab Outside Hospital
"The taxi driver, in his heroic efforts, has managed to divert what could have been an absolutely awful disaster at the hospital," the Liverpool mayor told BBC.The passenger had been picked up in the taxi and asked to be taken to the Liverpool Women's Hospital where the explosion occurred.
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"The school building was seriously damaged And school transport buses have been affected, "said AFP Ahmed Bare, a security guard nearby.
The jihadist group of Shebab, linked to, quickly claimed the attack which intervenes a few days after the assassination Saturday by the Shebab of a prominent Somali journalist.
Director of Public Radio Radio Mogadishu and virulent critic of Jihadists, Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled was a long-standing target of Shebab.
Although hunted from Mogadishu in 2011, the Shebab regularly conduct attacks as part of their uprising launched in 2007 to overthrow the Fragile, supported by arm tips by the international community.
In September, two bombings at the trapped car claimed by the Shebab, including a near the presidential palace, died in the Somali capital.
25/11/2021 09:16:31 - Mogadishcio (AFP) - © 2021 AFP
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