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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.
Somalia Terror Attack Facts
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Yellow