Car bomb hits Turkish contractors, police in town outside Somali capital: police
SEE ALSO :Car bomb kills 61 people in MogadishuThe al Qaeda-linked militant group has claimed responsibility for past attacks in its campaign to overturn Somalia’s UN-backed government. Residents and police said al Shabaab fighters had tried to attack Afgoye, about 30 km from Mogadishu, late on Friday but they were repulsed. “We heard a huge blast and soon clouds of smoke into the air. Before the blast, several Turkish engineers and well-armed convoy of Somali police were at the scene,” Farah Abdullahi, a shopkeeper, told Reuters from Afgoye.
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