Somalia Terror Attack

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Published Monday, December 24, 2018

At least 16 people were killed and 20 were wounded after car bomb targeted a security checkpoint near the presidential palace in Mogadishu yesterday, as reported on Anadolu Agency.

"What we know about the attack is that a suicide car bomb blast targeted one of our security checkpoints in Mogadishu, killing at least 6 people," Ibrahim Hassan, a police officer, told Anadolu Agency.

Ten others, including a lawmaker and municipality official, were rushed to hospitals for treatment.

Casualties from the attack rose later during the day, security officials said.

A second bomb blast hit the same area half and hour later sending thick white smoke billowing into the sky.

Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the bomb attacks in an online statement.
Source: DORRIS

Somalia Terror Attack Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Yellow
Category: Safety
Response: Shelter
Severity: Extreme
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 16
Injured: 20

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