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Mon Dec 30, 2019, 12:58 PM

Somalia suicide car bomb attack rocks capital, killing scores

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Source: CNN


By Omar Nor, Raja Razek and Lauren Said-Moorhouse, CNN
Updated 2:50 AM ET, Mon December 30, 2019

Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) At least 79 people are dead and 149 more injured after a massive car bomb exploded at a busy intersection on the outskirts of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday, according to a government official.

Government spokesman Ismael Mukhtar Omar also earlier told CNN that the attacker drove his vehicle into the "Ex-control Afgoye" checkpoint, a well-known junction that links the south of Somalia to the capital.

Omar added that university students were among the dead.

The attack happened during rush hour in the Somali capital at about 8 a.m. local time, and civilians and soldiers are among the dead, police said.

Police conduct security searches at the checkpoint, but there is also a taxation office located nearby and the area is heavily populated with civilians and security forces.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/28/africa/somalia-unrest-bombing-intl/index.html

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Mon Dec 30, 2019, 01:15 PM

1. Locking as a duplicate

THis event happened on Saturday. Previous post here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142412431

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