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One killed in Wanlaweyn blast
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One killed in Wanlaweyn blast

A landmine explosion in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region killed a local administrative officer and wounded two others including his bodyguard. According to the locals, the landmine was planted near the home of Hassan Gud'ur lego area chief in Wanlaweyn town died instantly after the explosion. Al-Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted on its affiliate website. 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. However, it has continued to carry out deadly suicide bombings and assassinations in the capital and its surrounding areas.