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Deadly car bomb near airport in the Somali capital Mogadishu

A suicide car bomb blast took place outside the international airport in Somalia’s capital, killing at least 8 people and injuring 5 others.

A car bomb has exploded on a road leading to the airport in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least eight people.

“A car bomb targeted a convoy, including bullet proof cars using Avisione street, we do not who owns the convoy. We carried eight dead people from the scene,” Abdikadir Abdirahman, director of Aamin Ambulance service said on Wednesday.

Medical sources confirmed that they have received at least five wounded civilians.

The attack was claimed by the Al-Shabab group, which said in a brief statement that it was targeting “foreign officers”.

The explosion took place just days after Somali leaders had agreed on a new timetable for long-delayed elections in the troubled country.

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