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3 Killed in Somali Car Bombing

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7Dnews London

Wed, 15 May 2019 11:34 GMT

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least three people.

The blast, which occurred on Tuesday May 14th, took place outside the gate of a district headquarters.

Captain Mohamed Hussein said the bomber tried to gain access to the Warta Nabada district headquarters, which is close to the presidential palace in Mogadishu.

According to AP, an additional three people were wounded in the blast. The blast was claimed by the extremist group al-Shabab.

 The bombing was the first to take place since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Security in Mogadishu has been tightened as the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab usually increases its attacks during Ramadan.