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Suicide car bomb kills four in Somali capital

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 18 October 2011
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Suicide car bomb kills four in Somali capital, 18 October 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4eaaa819c.html [accessed 29 July 2014]
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October 18, 2011

Al-Shabab Islamic militants training at a camp in in Marergur in the Galgadud region of Somalia. Al-Shabab Islamic militants training at a camp in in Marergur in the Galgadud region of Somalia.

Security officials say a suicide car bomb has exploded near Somalia's Foreign Ministry in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least four people, including the bomber.

Police said six people were wounded and taken to the hospital.

The blast on October 18 came as Kenya's ministers of defense and foreign affairs were in Mogadishu to meet with Somali leaders after Kenya launched military operations in southern Somalia against Al-Qaeda-linked militants on October 16.

The blast reportedly occurred several kilometers from where those meetings are believed to be taking place.

African Union and Somali troops fighting al-Shabab militants have mostly pushed the insurgents out of Mogadishu.

compiled from agency reports

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