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Five killed as suicide bomber blows himself at military academy in Somalia

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.

PTI | Updated on: 10 Apr 2017, 08:06:27 PM
Suicide attack in Somalia (Representative image)


A Somali military officer claimed that a suicide bomber blew himself up at a military academy west of Somalia's capital, killing nearly 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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First Published : 10 Apr 2017, 07:49:00 PM