Car bomb targeting UAE officials kills 3 Somali soldiers in Mogadishu

At least three people were killed when a car bomb targeting military trainers from the United Arab Emirates hit their convoy in the Somali capital but the officials were unharmed, police said on Wednesday. The Islamist militant group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack and said it carried out the attack and “inflicted casualties” without giving details. Hussein Afrah, a Somali military officer, said those killed were Somali soldiers. “The car bomb targeted UAE trainers in a bulletproof car. They are all safe,” captain Afrah told Reuters. “The incident took place near the military hospital where UAE trains Somali military. Three Somali military who were on the military pick up died and several other civilians who were passing by were injured,” he added.



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