Deadly suicide bombing alleged by al-Shabaab in Mogadishu

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Turkish construction firm targets motorcycle bomber, killing at least five and injuring 14

According to Turkey’s health minister, a suicide bombing in Mogadishu has killed at least five citizens. Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaida affiliate group, claimed responsibility for the attack on Saturday in the Somali capital in a statement released by its Shahada news agency. Fahrettin Koca, Turkey’s health minister, said two Turks were killed. Three others, he tweeted, were among the 14 wounded. We strongly condemn this heinous attack on the workers of a Turkish company that constructed the road from Mogadishu to Afgoye and contributes to the growth and development of Somalia,’ a statement from the Foreign Ministry said. Turkish security sources said the suicide bomber used a motorcycle to launch the attack 15 km from a Turkish military base, which was not affected. The base is the largest military base in Turkey.

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