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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Blast rocks Somali capital; 2 feared dead | Africa | Worldbulletin News

Blast rocks Somali capital; 2 feared dead | Africa | Worldbulletin News

Two were feared dead in a car bombing the northern Somalia capital Mogadishu on Tuesday.

"The information I have is that the explosion that took place at Kilometer 4 killed two people. We are investigating it," Ali Abdi Abdulleh, deputy commissioner of Hodan district, told The Anadolu Agency.

According to eyewitnesses the explosion occurred when a private car exploded as it was passing on a street linking the presidential palace to Mogadishu airport.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the blast.

Somalia has remained in the grip of on-again, off-again violence since the outbreak of civil war in 1991.

Last year, fractious Somalia appeared to inch closer to stability after government troops and African Union forces – deployed in the country since 2007 – drove Al-Shabaab from most of its strongholds.

The militant group, however, has continued to stage attacks against government forces and African peacekeepers.

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