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‘Car bomb explodes in Somali police building’

A car bomb exploded inside the compound of a major police building in Somalia`s war-torn capital Mogadishu.



Mogadishu: A car bomb exploded inside the
compound of a major police building in Somalia`s war-torn
capital Mogadishu on Friday, wounding at least one police officer,
officials said.

"A car full of explosives, which was seized by the
security forces this morning, exploded -- a policeman was
injured," said Abdulahi Ahmed, a Somali police official. "We
are still investigating the incident."

The blast occurred in the grounds of the Criminal
Investigation Department of Somalia`s police, close to the
busy central K4 roundabout.

Witnesses said the car exploded while parked inside the
building, destroying the perimeter wall.

"The car exploded in a parking lot, the blast was very
heavy, and smoke and fire shot up high into the sky," said
Farah Adan, a witness.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for today`s
attack, the latest in a string of blasts including roadside
bombs and grenade explosions that have rocked the Somali
capital in recent months.

The city has seen an increase in such attacks since the
al-Qaeda linked Shebab abandoned fixed positions there in
August and switched to guerrilla tactics against the
Western-backed government and African Union troops.

PTI

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