Sunday 16 December 2018

Bomb kills six travelling in minibus near Somalian capital

Protest placards reading Out al Shabab, left, and Oh God, have mercy on the dead near the scene of an earlier truck bombing in Mogadishu (AP)
Protest placards reading Out al Shabab, left, and Oh God, have mercy on the dead near the scene of an earlier truck bombing in Mogadishu (AP)

A roadside bomb has killed six people and injured three others travelling in a minibus near the Somalian capital of Mogadishu.

The minibus was carrying farmers near the town of Bal'ad, just north of the capital, on Sunday.

The bombing comes little over a week after at least 358 people died in a massive truck bombing in Mogadishu in Somalia's worst attack.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest bombing in an area where government forces and fighters have clashed with the al Qaida-linked al Shabab extremist group.

Al Shabab carries out guerrilla attacks across large parts of southern and central Somalia, and the country's president has told troops to prepare for a "state of war" and a new offensive against al Shabab.

AP

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