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3 Killed, 23 injured in Mogadishu suicide bombing
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3 Killed, 23 injured in Mogadishu suicide bombing

At least three people were killed in Somalia after a suicide bomber detonated in the outskirts of Mogadishu on Saturday, 5, police said. At least 23 others have been wounded and the suicide bomber also died at a busy small market in Dharkeley district near ex-control Afgoye. "We can confirm that the suicide bomb attack killed three people and injured 23 others so far," Somali police spokesman Sadik Aden said. No group has claimed responsibility but the country faces recurrent attacks by al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgents. The group has been waging a violent insurgency across the Horn of Africa country. They were driven out of Mogadishu by government forces backed by 20,000 African Union peacekeepers in 2011. But the group still controls swathes of territory outside the cities, from where they launch attacks against government targets, as well as occasionally crossing the border to carry out raids in Kenya. They are also trying to unseat the internationally-backed government in Mogadishu.