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World Al-Shabab blast by school in Somali capital kills at least 5

09:15  25 november  2021
09:15  25 november  2021 Source:   msn.com

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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A large explosion outside a school in Somalia 's capital on Thursday has killed at least five people, including students, witness said. The extremist group Al - Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. Photos show the blast shredded part of the school , with emergency workers looking through the collapsed roof beams and wooden benches. Al - Shabab in a statement carried by its Andalus radio said it targeted Western officials being escorted by the African Union peacekeeping convoy.

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Security forces and rescue workers search for bodies at the scene of a blast in Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Witnesses say a large explosion has occurred in a busy part of Somalia's capital during the morning rush hour. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh) © Provided by Associated Press Security forces and rescue workers search for bodies at the scene of a blast in Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Witnesses say a large explosion has occurred in a busy part of Somalia's capital during the morning rush hour. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh) Rescue workers carry away the body of a civilian who was killed in a blast in Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Witnesses say a large explosion has occurred in a busy part of Somalia's capital during the morning rush hour. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh) © Provided by Associated Press Rescue workers carry away the body of a civilian who was killed in a blast in Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Witnesses say a large explosion has occurred in a busy part of Somalia's capital during the morning rush hour. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

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The blast killed two members of the security forces and wounded five people, said Mohamed Ali, a traffic policeman who was at the scene. According to an eyewitness, pieces of metal and destroyed plastic seats were strewn around the whole area. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the deadly attack, but such assaults bear the hallmark of those carried out by the al - Shabab terrorist group, which is an ally of the al-Qaeda terror organization. The al - Shabab group has been fighting Somalia ’s central government for more than a decade, in an attempt to establish its own rule in the

An al - Shabab suicide attack on a crowded tea shop in Somalia ’s capital Mogadishu on Friday has killed 10 people and wounded dozens. The death toll from the attack, which targeted the shop near heavily guarded government institutions on Friday evening, was significantly higher than the four AFP news agency reported that the attack took place just a few hundred metres from the headquarters of the Somali intelligence agency at around 5 :30pm (14:30 GMT). “The cafe was crowded when the blast occurred,” said witness Abdikarim Ali. Al - Shabab regularly attacks government and civilian targets in

The blast sent a plume of smoke above a busy part of Mogadishu during the morning rush hour.

Abdulkadir Adan of the Amin ambulance service confirmed the five deaths to The Associated Press, and the service said at least 15 wounded people were rushed to a hospital.

“This is a tragedy,” he said.

Photos show the blast shredded part of the school, with emergency workers looking through the collapsed roof beams and wooden benches.

Al-Shabab in a statement carried by its Andalus radio said it targeted Western officials being escorted by the African Union peacekeeping convoy. But a witness, Hassan Ali, told the AP that a private security company was escorting the officials and said he saw four of the security personnel wounded.

Rescue workers carry away the body of a civilian who was killed in a blast in Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Witnesses say a large explosion has occurred in a busy part of Somalia's capital during the morning rush hour. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh) © Provided by Associated Press Rescue workers carry away the body of a civilian who was killed in a blast in Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Witnesses say a large explosion has occurred in a busy part of Somalia's capital during the morning rush hour. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

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“ Al - Shabab is behind the blast . They killed eight people including a soldier and a mother and two children. Al - Shabab massacres civilians,” he said. In a brief statement, the group confirmed it was behind the bombing. “The mujahideen carried [out] a martyrdom operation targeting the main Al - Shabab controlled the capital until 2011 when it was pushed out by African Union troops, but it still holds territory in the countryside and launches frequent attacks against government and civilian targets in Mogadishu and elsewhere. A witness on Saturday said the car bomb was detonated when police

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