Truck bomb kills 70 in Somalia capital
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||4 October 2011|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Truck bomb kills 70 in Somalia capital, 4 October 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e9ea782c.html [accessed 10 December 2013]|
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October 04, 2011
Officials in Somalia say a truck bomb has exploded outside a compound housing government buildings in Mogadishu, killing some 70 people and wounding dozens of others.
Police said a truck exploded at a security checkpoint at the entrance to the Education Ministry.
A spokesman for the Islamist militant group Al-Shabab said the group carried out the attack.
Al-Shabab has links to Al-Qaeda and controls large parts of south and central Somalia.
compiled from agency reports