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Islamist car bomb targets Somali police camp

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Islamist car bomb targets Somali police camp


A suicide car bomb in Somalia has killed at least 17 people near a police training camp in the capital Mogadishu.

It went off in the early morning on a busy road about 500 metres from the city’s port.

Police said they shot at a car as it was speeding towards the camp’s gates before the explosion shook the area.

A spokesman said four of the dead were suicide bombers, seven were police, half a dozen were civilians.

African Union peacekeepers said the violence will not put an end to their mission in Somalia, where large parts of the country are controlled by Islamist militants.

Rebels from Al Shabaab linked to al Qaeda said they carried out the attack, which was the latest in their three-year insurgency against the UN backed administration.

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