Bomb Attack Kills 10 At Somali Army Training Camp

Bomb Attack Kills 10 At Somalia Army Training Camp
Bomb Attack Kills 10 At Somalia Army Training Camp
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A suicide bomber has killed no fewer than 10 people at an army training camp in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.

Africa Daily News, New York gathered that many of the injured have been taken to hospital.

The attacker was waiting among new recruits who were queuing up outside the camp, news agency AFP quotes an officer as saying.

No group has said it was behind the attack, but security facilities are a common target for Islamist militant group al-Shabab.

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A military officer quoted by state media said that 10 people had died, but a witness at a Mogadishu hospital told the Reporters that he had counted 15 bodies.

Army officer Mohamed Adan saw 15 dead at the camp.

A relative of one of the deceased while speaking to reporters said; ‘My son is dead. I have seen with my eyes. Many boys perished’.

‘They were asked to come for recruitment and then bombed’ she added.

Army recruit Ahmed Ali told Reporters that the camp was ‘overcrowded with new recruits and soldiers when the blast occurred’.

The militant group al-Shabab has been operating for more than a decade, fighting for control of the country against the UN-backed government in Mogadishu.

 

AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK

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