11 dead in Somalia car bomb blast

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Published on November 26, 2016 by pmnews   ·   No Comments

Security officers at the scene of the suicide car bomb, which hit a market in southern Mogadishu.

Security officers at the scene of the suicide car bomb, which hit a market in southern Mogadishu.

A car bomb has killed at least 11 people and injured 16 others in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.

The blast hit a market in the Waberi area, while President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was visiting a nearby university.

No group claimed responsibility, but suspicion fell on the Islamist militant group al-Shabab.

“There was chaos and severed dead bodies strewn around the street,” said Abdulahi Osman, a witness.

Ambulance workers says the death toll could rise substantially.

More than 22,000 peacekeepers are currently deployed in Somalia in the multi-national African Union force.

Al-Shabab, which wants Somalia to follow a strict version of Shariah law, opposes their presence.

Despite being ousted from most of its key strongholds in south…

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