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Five killed Mogadishu blast

MOGADISHU (SD) – At least five people have been killed and three others sustained injuries after a car ran over improvised explosive device (IED) suspected to have been planted on road in Somali capital.

According to witnesses, the roadside bomb explosion targeted a vehicle carrying Deynile district secretary Mahad Sharawe, killing five civilians, including women and children. The official however survived the attack.

In a statement posted on its affiliate media, al-Shabaab has claimed the responsibility for the attack.

Today attack comes a day after Somali military killed Al-shabaab leader in charge of improvised explosives following security operation in Lower Shabelle region.

Ismail Jiis and ten other al-shabaab fighetrs were eliminated in covert operation by US trained forces in Haji village near Janale town.

Al-shabaab carries out attacks against government and military officials in major towns.

The group, al Qaeda’s East African affiliate has lost many towns and villages in south and central Somalia to Somali military.

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