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Ten people killed and multiple others injured in suicide bombing in Mogadishu
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Ten people killed and multiple others injured in suicide bombing in Mogadishu

At least 10 people were killed and several others wounded following a suicide bombing targeting a convoy ferrying electoral delegates of Somaliland who were headed to General Kahiye academy for elections. The attack took place at El-gabta intersection near the highly fortified Somalia's Presidential Palace in the capital Mogadishu on Thursday. According to Police Spokesman, the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber who detonated himself at a convoy of election delegates but did not provide further details about the number of casualties in the attack however the electoral delegates escaped unhurt in the attack. Al- Qaeda affiliate group- Al-Shabaab militants immediately claimed responsibility for the attack through its proxy media, the insurgents said it had killed six elections delegates including three police officers. In recent weeks, strings of attacks have claimed the lives of several electoral delegates both in the capital Mogadishu and across the regional States with analysts heaping blame on government for not providing security to election delegates. Al-Shabab has at multiple times warned elections delegates against taking part in the ongoing elections in the country which has been riddled by controversy and widespread malpractices. This attack comes a day after four people were killed and 7 others wounded in an explosion that targeted a restaurant in Northern part of the port city of Bosaso of Puntland State on Wednesday. On the other hand, several mortar shells in Barawe city of South West State also left four people dead and injured 8 others on a day when the State was conducting elections of Lower House in the town. Al- Shabaab is trying to overthow the central government of Somalia and impose its own strict nterpretation of the Islamic Sharia and was dislodge from the capital Mogadishu in 2011 but is still capable of executing attacks. The group still control large swathes of land in Southern and Central Somalia where they launch their attacks from on government officials, civilians, intelligence officers and UN officials.

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