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Mogadishu bomber kills 4 in military base blast

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A suicide bomber blew himself up at a military base in Mogadishu on Wednesday, killing four people but failing to enter the compound, officials and witnesses said.


“The suicide bomber tried to enter the compound but guards stopped him, when he then detonated his bomb, killing three people on the spot including himself,” said Farah Barre, a government security official.“Two more people died soon after from their wounds,” he said, adding the attack on Wednesday morning took place at Villa Baidoa, a government military base near the busy K4 intersection in central Mogadishu.

Three other explosive devices were safely defused elsewhere in Mogadishu Wednesday, Somali information minister Abdulkadir Hussein said, blaming all incidents on Islamist Shabaab insurgents.

“They are engaged in a campaign of terrorising the civilian population,” Hussein said in a statement, calling the attacks “cowardly actions of desperate and anti-Islamic criminals.” Click here