Car bomb kills 3, wounds 6 at checkpoint in Somali capital

Published January 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By the Associated Press

A Somali official says a car bomb has killed three people and wounded six others at a checkpoint in the capital.

Security forces and others stand by the wreckage of vehicles after a vehicle bomb attack on a security checkpoint located near the presidential palace, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh/MANILA BULLETIN)
Security forces and others stand by the wreckage of vehicles after a vehicle bomb attack on a security checkpoint located near the presidential palace, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh/MANILA BULLETIN)

Salah Omar, a spokesman for the Mogadishu mayor, says the blast occurred Wednesday as soldiers were conducting searches at a checkpoint.

He said the bomb attached to the vehicle was remotely detonated.

The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group often targets Somalia’s capital.

 
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