Car bomb targeting EU convoy kills 3 in Somalia | reuters | gulftoday.ae

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MOGADISHU: Three people were killed in a suicide car bombing by militant group Al Shabaab which hit a European Union (EU) armoured convoy in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Monday, police and an emergency service worker said.

The blast struck the convoy around 12:10 PM local time on Industrial Road, a major thoroughfare in the heart of the city.

"We carried two dead locals and four others injured,” Abdikadir Abdirahman of AMIN Ambulance Services told Reuters.



Police said the bomber had also died in the blast.

A Reuters witness saw men towing their damaged vehicle after the explosion hit its rear end. The armoured vehicles had Italian and EU flags on them.

The Al Shabaab group, which frequently carries out attacks in the Horn of Africa country, claimed responsibility.

Reuters


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