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At least one killed, 2 injured in Mogadishu explosion

Monday September 9, 2019


At least one person was killed and two others injured in a blast in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Monday, the police and witnesses confirmed.

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A police officer, who spoke to Xinhua on condition of anonymity, said the blast was a result of an improvised explosive device (IED), which was fitted at police officer's car that exploded, causing casualties and damages.

"We can confirm the death of one person and two others injuries," the officer said, adding that the blast also damaged a gas station nearby.

An eye witness told Xinhua the blast was huge and caused panic among passersby.

"I was on the same road when I heard a loud sound of [the] blast then I saw people running to different directions," Jibril Ga' al, a witness told Xinhua.

The IED attack follows a series of similar cases in Mogadishu in recent weeks since the death of city mayor Abdirahman Osman in a targeted suicide at his office last month. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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