Al-Shabab Islamist group claims responsibility for deadly explosions in Mogadishu, Somalia

epa07650009 Destroyed vehicles at the scene of an explosion near the parliament building in Mogadishu, Somalia, 15 June 2019. Several people are feared dead in twin explosions that took place near the parliament and near KM4 street. The country's Islamist militant group al-Shabab who is fighting the western-backed government often carries out attacks in the capital. EPA-EFE/SAID YUSUF WARSAME

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A car bomb exploded near the Somali parliament Saturday, killing eight people, emergency workers said, hours after militia executed nine civilians from a clan with suspected links to the Islamist Al-Shabaab.

“We have confirmed eight people killed and 16 others wounded in the blast,” the private Aamin Ambulance service said.

A second blast on a key road leading to the airport of the Somali capital Mogadishu did not cause any casualties.

The Al-Shabaab group claimed responsibility for the attacks saying they were “they were targeting two checkpoints, one of them along the airport road and (the other) along the road that leads to house of legislators.”

via Gulf Times 

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