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Somalia: At least four dead as UN convoy hit by suicide bomber00:40

Somalia: At least four dead as UN convoy hit by suicide bomber

Somalia, Mogadishu
December 3, 2014 at 18:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

At least four people were killed as a suicide bomber hit a UN convoy with a car loaded with explosives outside the Aden Adde International Airport in the Somalian capital Mogadishu, Wednesday.

It is believed that the convoy was ferrying staff between the UN base and the airport when a car got between the security escort and the UN armoured vehicle and detonated explosives. According to witnesses the blast could be heard across the city. Four deaths have been confirmed, but an unreported number of injuries occured, meaning the death toll could rise.

Responsibility for the attack has not yet to be claimed, but the bombing mirrors attacks committed by the al-Shabaab group, who have targetted the UN on a number of previous occasions.

Somalia: At least four dead as UN convoy hit by suicide bomber00:40
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At least four people were killed as a suicide bomber hit a UN convoy with a car loaded with explosives outside the Aden Adde International Airport in the Somalian capital Mogadishu, Wednesday.

It is believed that the convoy was ferrying staff between the UN base and the airport when a car got between the security escort and the UN armoured vehicle and detonated explosives. According to witnesses the blast could be heard across the city. Four deaths have been confirmed, but an unreported number of injuries occured, meaning the death toll could rise.

Responsibility for the attack has not yet to be claimed, but the bombing mirrors attacks committed by the al-Shabaab group, who have targetted the UN on a number of previous occasions.

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