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Published: 19:02, February 10, 2022 | Updated: 22:47, February 10, 2022
Six killed in suicide bombing in Somalia
By Xinhua
Published:19:02, February 10, 2022 Updated:22:47, February 10, 2022 By Xinhua

This file photo taken on Jan 12, 2022 shows a general view of the scene of a car-bomb explosion in Mogadishu where at least six people were killed and several others wounded. (STRINGER / AFP)

MOGADISHU - At least six people were killed and 13 others wounded in a suicide attack at El Gaab junction in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday, police and medical officials said.

Abdifatah Aden Hassan, Somali police spokesman who confirmed the 10:30 am incident, said a suicide bomber wearing explosive vests wrapped around his waist blew himself up, causing multiple casualties.

Abdifatah Aden Hassan, Somali police spokesman who confirmed the 10:30 am incident, said a suicide bomber wearing explosive vests wrapped around his waist blew himself up, causing multiple casualties

Amin ambulance director Abdikadir Abdirrahman told Xinhua that they have taken several wounded people to  hospitals.

"Our team took 13 injured people from the blast scene. They have also seen six bodies," Abdirrahman said.

Witnesses said the blast was huge and caused panic among the residents.

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The militant group, al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for the Thursday's bombing in the restive city, saying its fighters targeted delegates selecting the upcoming Lower House lawmakers.


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