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Car bomb blast in Somalia's Mogadishu kills one

Thursday August 10, 2017

Wreckage of cars is seen outside the Jazeera Hotel, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Thursday, January 2, 2014.

A car bomb explosion in Somali's capital Mogadishu killed one person and injured three others on Thursday evening.

"The blast was caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) in a car parked near a police station in Mogadishu,"Anadolu Agency quoted Abdukadir Adan, a police officer in Waberi District, as saying.

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Local media said that two security officers were among those injured in the blast.

The al-Qaeda affiliate al-Shabaab group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Last Friday, at least three people were killed and eight others wounded in a car bomb blast near Hotel Ambassador in Mogadishu.

Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen known as al-Shabaab, is a jihadist fundamentalist group based in East Africa.Al-Shabaab has been staging several attacks in the country to establish Sharia law in the country.

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