Bomb blast in Somali capital kills 4, including senior security official

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Bomb blast in Somali capital kills 4, including senior security official

MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least four soldiers, including a district security chief, were killed and three others injured in a bomb explosion in the Somali capital Mogadishu late Saturday evening.

A vehicle carrying security personnel was targeted by a remote-controlled improvised explosive device in the Daynile district of Mogadishu, a police officer told Anadolu news agency.

The explosion took place outside the main district police station and among the dead was Abdisamad Ugas Fara’ade, the top security official in Daynile.

The attack was claimed by the terrorist group al-Shabaab.

It was the second bombing in the Horn of the African country in less than 24 hours.

Earlier on Saturday afternoon, al-Shabaab claimed to have killed a senior security official in a bombing in the port city of Kismayo in Jubaland state.

This follows an al-Shabaab attack in the town of Taabto, Jubaland, in which three officials, including the town’s mayor and the head of his town’s tax department, were gunned down.

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