Blast rocks military base in Somali capital Mogadishu

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Mogadishu (UNA-OIC) – A huge explosion rocked a military base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 14, emergency workers said.

In statements to Reuters, Army officer Major Abdullahi Mohamud said it was an attack. “It must be a suicide car bomb, I am now transporting casualties,” he said.

The militant group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the incident which targeted the military base near a stadium.

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