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Explosion kills eight, injures 16 in Mogadishu

Saturday June 15 2019

Mogadishu car bomb

A boy walks past the site of a car bomb attack near a security checkpoint in Mogadishu on March 7, 2019. A car bomb went off at a checkpoint near the Somali parliament, killing eight people and injuring 16 on June 15, 2019. PHOTO | MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB | AFP 

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Mogadishu

A car bomb went off Saturday at a checkpoint near the Somali parliament, killing eight people and injuring 16, medical and police sources said.

"We have confirmed eight people killed and 16 others wounded in the blast," the private Aamin Ambulance service said. A second blast on a key road leading to the airport of the Somali capital Mogadishu did not cause any casualties.