Twin attacks target European military convoy in Somali capital and US base in Baledogle

Twin attacks target European military convoy in Somali capital and US base in Baledogle
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  • calendar-gray 30 September 2019

A car was blown up in an alleged suicide attack near a group of foreign troops in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, while another car bomb was detonated at the gate of a military airstrip that serves as a base for US and Somali forces, APA reports citing Sputnik.

According to reports, the first explosion occured at the moment when an Italian military convoy appeared next to the car in Mogadishu. No casualties have been reported.

The second attack targeted a military airstrip which serves as a base for US and Somalia forces in the Lower Shabelle region of southern Somalia.

A suicide bomber blew up a vehicle wired with explosives at the gate of the Belidogle airstrip, according to Yusuf Abdourahman, a security official.

Militants from al-Shabab, a jihadist group, have claimed responsibility for the attack.

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