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13 killed in twin blasts near Mogadishu airport in Somalia

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 July 2016, 13:20 IST

At least 13 people were killed and several others injured after two major explosions rocked an African Union peacekeeping base and the airport in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on 26 July.

According to media reports, one of the explosions took place when a suicide car bomb detonated near the airport. The other went off after a man tried to storm the base on foot but was shot at the gate. The suicide bomber had targeted a U.N. office, Associated Press reported.

Al Jazeera reported that militant group al-Shabab claimed responsible for the attack.

The residents claimed that thick smoke was seen billowing from the International airport following the massive twin blasts.

More details are awaited.

First published: 26 July 2016, 13:20 IST
 
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