10 killed as minibus hits roadside bomb near Mogadishu, Somalia

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At least 10 civilians were killed in an explosion at Lafole area this morning, those who died were all civilians,” Africa-News reports that the victims were on their way to a funeral.
The roadside bomb which struck a minibus near Somalia’s capital, killing at least 10 people and wounding 12 others occurred near Lafole village along the Afgoye-Mogadishu road where the passenger bus was travelling early Sunday.
Witnesses said the minibus was completely destroyed, and described an horrific scene with everyone on board either dead or wounded and many bodies ripped apart or burned beyond recognition.
Nur Haji Ahmed said “I carried four dead people including my father in law,”from Madina hospital in Mogadishu, where the wounded were taken. He had rushed to the scene after a phone call from a relative.
For more than a decade, al-Shabab has been fighting to overthrow Somalia’s internationally recognised government.
The al-Qaeda-linked armed group used to control most parts of the country but, since 2011, its fighters have been pushed out of most large towns and cities including Mogadishu.
Deadly suicide bombings and assassinations in the capital and its surrounding areas still continues till date. Africa-News reports.

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