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WorldSuicide car bomb kills at least 9 in Somalia's capital

06:55  23 may  2019
06:55  23 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Islamic extremists exploded a suicide car bomb and killed at least nine people, including Somalia ’ s former foreign minister, near the presidential palace in the capital on Wednesday, police said.

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Suicide car bomb kills at least 9 in Somalia's capital© The Associated Press Somalis walk near the wreckage after a suicide car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, May 22, 2019. A police spokesman said the attack killed at least six people and injured more than a dozen, while Islamic extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the blast, saying it targeted vehicles carrying government officials. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

NAIROBI, Kenya — Islamic extremists exploded a suicide car bomb near the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Wednesday, killing at least nine people, including former Foreign Minister Hussein Elabe Fahiye, who was an adviser to the current president.

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The site of a car bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia , on Monday. The Shabab claimed responsibility. NAIROBI, Kenya — A suicide bomber detonated explosives on Monday in a vehicle at the gate of district headquarters in Mogadishu, the Somali capital , killing at least six people, the authorities said.

A suicide car bomb rammed into a local government office in Somalia ’ s capital Mogadishu on Monday, killing at least six people in an attack claimed by the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab. A loud blast destroyed the office in Mogadishu’s Hodan district and sent up huge clouds of smoke.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein told The Associated Press that an additional 13 people were wounded and most of the casualties were soldiers.

The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the blast in Mogadishu, saying it targeted vehicles carrying government officials.

The car bomb exploded at a security checkpoint near the presidential palace as soldiers were conducting security checks on vehicles on the main road. A white column of smoke rose over the seaside city as gunfire rang out and people scattered.

The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab frequently carries out such blasts in the capital near the presidential compound and at hotels frequented by government officials and foreigners.

"In the past I was wounded in this area, and again today my daughter has been killed in this attack which also destroyed my home. This is terrible," witness Madey Ahmed told the AP.

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A car bomb attack near the parliament building in Somalia ' s capital Mogadishu killed at least three people and wounded six others on Saturday, a But Aden Mohamed Hassan, a police officer who was among the first responders, said he saw the dead bodies of two soldiers, a suspected suicide bomber

Islamic extremists exploded a suicide car bomb and killed at least six people near the presidential palace in Somalia ' s capital on Wednesday, police said. The car bomb exploded at a security checkpoint near the presidential palace as soldiers were conducting security checks on vehicles on

Amid the crumpled vehicles and tangled metal roofing, a small corps of yellow-vested workers carried bodies and began sweeping the dusty street.

At U.N. headquarters in New York, Somali Ambassador Abukar Dahir Osman paid tribute to Fahiye, saying: "We are more determined to fight the menace of faceless, borderless international terrorism."

He told a U.N. Security Council meeting on Somalia that "al-Shabab continues to be a threat undermining our efforts to deliver security."

"We have made significant gains against al-Shabab in the past eight weeks," retaking two strategic towns in Lower Shabelle, Osman said. But he said the extremist group enjoys "a comparative advantage" because the government is still under a U.N. arms embargo.

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Associated Press video journalist Mohamed Sheikh Nor and AP writer Edith M. Lederer at the United Nations contributed to this report.

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