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Urgent: Huge blast targets military base in Somalia

by Xinhua Aug 8th 2020 ยท 1 min read

MOGADISHU - A huge explosion targeting a military base rocked the Somali capital Mogadishu early Saturday, police and witnesses said.

The witnesses said that the explosion was heard near Bar-Ayaan junction in Wardhigley district of Mogadishu after a suicide bomber reportedly drove a vehicle laden with explosives into a military base.

Government forces have in recent days intensified operations in the southern regions against al-Shabab extremists, who have been hiding in rural areas and conducting ambushes and planting landmines. An operation on Thursday killed six al-Shabab militants in the southern region of Lower Juba.

last updated: 2020-08-08@22:08