Somalia:At Least Five Killed In Somalian Military Academy Suicide Bombing

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Somalian security forces and residents gather at the scene of a suicide car attack near the Defense Ministry in Mogadishu on April 9, 2017. A car bomb attack targeting Somalia's new army chief on April 9, 2017, killed at least five people, including four civilians and a soldier, said an AFP reporter at the scene. The Mogadishu attack against the army convoy was claimed by the Shabaab extremist group and came only days after Mohamed Jama Irfid, who was not hurt, was appointed to head the country's army, a security source said. / AFP PHOTO / Mohamed ABDIWAHAB (Photo credit should read MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images)
(MOGADISHU, Somalia) — A Somali military officer says a suicide bomber blew himself up at a military academy west of Somalia’s capital, killing at least five soldiers.
Col. Abdi Hassan said the bomber dressed in a military uniform walked into the Somali military training camp on Monday morning and detonated explosives strapped to his waist near soldiers and officers.
He said the bomber, posing as a military trainee, had crossed the gate checkpoint and targeted soldiers and officers resting after their daily military exercises.Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, have claimed responsibility for the attack.

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