Six die as minibus hits roadside bomb in Somalia
MOGADISHU (World) – On Sunday, at least 6 die from after a minibus struck a roadside bomb near Mogadishu.
The vehicle had passengers, most of whom were from the same extended family travelling from the capital city to a funeral in a nearby town. The bus hit the explosive 19 kilometres northwest of Mogadishu, at Hawa Abdi Village.
The road is one used quite often by government and security vehicles.
A police office revealed that the blast had so far claimed six lives and injured many others.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Somalia has in a state of conflict since 1991 when clan warlords overthrew dictator Siad Barre and then turned on each other.
Since 2008, al Shabaab has been fighting to overthrow Somalia’s central government and establish its own rule.
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