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Somalia: Mogadishu car bomb kills at least 5


At least five people were reportedly killed and 13 other wounded in blast near a police station next to busy market in Waberi district, in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

According to The Daily Sabah, unconfirmed reports said that the blast occurred in the city’s central Makkah Almukarramah Street when an explosive laden vehicle was detonated near a police checkpoint, leaving at least several casualties.

BREAKING: The car which exploded was apparently stuck in a traffic jam, it’s not yet known where it was going to target: sources.#Mogadishu pic.twitter.com/kkdfqPuzs5

— Harun Maruf (@HarunMaruf) July 30, 2017

BREAKING: A witness says he saw at least six dead bodies following a massive car bomb near Mogadishu’s Maka Al-Mukarama hotel. pic.twitter.com/7rE6TYjRUv

— Harun Maruf (@HarunMaruf) July 30, 2017

Photojournalist Abdirizak Mohamud Tuuryare was at the scene.

“I saw bodies of five people, including women,” he told Al Jazeera.

Most of the victims are civilians.

The exact target of the blast remains unclear.

No group has claimed responsibility for the apparent attack.

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