Seven Killed, 10 Injured in Car Bomb Explosion in Mogadishu Market

Seven Killed, 10 Injured in Car Bomb Explosion in Mogadishu Market

The country's Islamist militant group al-Shabab often carries out similar attacks in the capital.

The militants launched two massive bomb attacks at the Barire military base before making entry, and they claimed to have killed 17 soldiers in the attack.

"It is unfortunate that Al-Shabaab continues to kill and maim the very people it claims to defend" Ambassador Madeira stated.

"We do not yet know whether it was a suicide vehicle bomb or a parked auto bomb".

About 200 Turkish officers will be deployed to the facility in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, to train over 10,000 Somali National Army troops and other soldiers from across Africa.

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Residents, who spoke to GO over the phone said they heard heavy gunfire and explosions as the fighting ongoing around the military base, but, they could not verify the exact number of losses on both sides.

Prior of its seizure, a U.S. Navy SEAL, 38-year-old Milliken of Falmouth was killed while fighting the al-Shabaab during undercover operation in last May 5. "At least seven people were killed and more than six others wounded", he said.

Al-Shabaab, an offshoot of Al-Qaeda, has been driven out of Somalia's major towns by a UN-mandated African Union force, but still controls large parts of southern Somalia.

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