11 people killed in Somalia suicide explosion

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MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least 11 people have been killed on Wednesday in suicide attack in Merca town, some 100 km south west of the Somali capital Mogadishu.

An eyewitness said a man wearing an explosive-vast blew himself up and killed Abdillahi Ali Wafow, the mayor of the city and ten others.

Wednesday’s attack took place at Merca district headquarters. Al Shabab – an al Qaeda – linked group claimed the responsibility for the blast.

Meanwhile, six people were wounded on Wednesday in a roadside bomb explosion at livestock market in Afgoye, an agricultural town lies some 30km south of Mogadishu.

 In the capital Mogadishu, two al Shabab suspects were killed after a car bomb they making had exploded in Dharkenley district, security sources said.

More than a decade, Al Shabab – an al Qaeda – linked group has been fighting against African Union troops and the UN-backed government based in the capital Mogadishu.

Despite being driven out of Mogadishu in 2011, the militant group seeks to create an Islamic caliphate out of Somalia.

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Abdirisaq is , a somali veteran journalist based in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Twitter @tuuryare_africa tuuryare10@gmail.com Whatup:00252615990842
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