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Massive explosion rocks Mogadishu

IANS  |  Mogadishu 

A car loaded with explosives blew up at a checkpoint in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday in the latest attack by suspected Al-Shabaab militants.

According to police, the huge occurred at Wadajir district.

Witnesses said the vehicle blew up soon after it was stopped and seized by the police at the checkpoint.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Al-Shabaab militant group has carried out frequent deadly attacks targeting the government and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) bases.



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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 15:28 IST