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Suicide car bomb kills six in Mogadishu

At least half a dozen people, including children, have been killed in a suicide attack in the Somali capital

Somali police officers look at the wreckage of a car destroyed in a suicide bombing attack which targeted a police station in southern Mogadishu's Waberi district, Somalia, Monday, Feb. 21, 2011.
Somali police officers look at the wreckage of a car destroyed in a suicide bombing attack which targeted a police station in southern Mogadishu's Waberi district, Somalia, Monday, Feb. 21, 2011.
Image: Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP/Press Association Images

AT LEAST SIX people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a police training camp in Somlia’s capital Mogadishu.

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car at a police station, killing half a dozen people – however officials fear that the death toll will rise. CNN reports that children and police officers are among the dead.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, reports the BBC, however the militant Islamist group Al-Shabab has conducted many suicide attacks in the region in recent years. The insurgents have been fighting the country’s transitional federal government for control for the past two years.

Somalia has not had an effective government for 20 years, since the military dictator Mohamed Siad Barre was overthrown.

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