3 Al-Shabaab attackers and a soldier died when two car bombs exploded Al Shebab claims

Somali-based group of Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for twine explosions targeting two security checkpoints in Mogadishu.

Friday’s 1st explosion went off, when suicide bomber blew himself up at army checkpoint near Mogadishu’s airport, a fuel-seller, Faisa Mohamed said.

Mohamed says the bomber had only died the explosion.

A second car bomb explosion targeted at security checkpoint near Banadir junction in the capital, leaving at least 5 people dead, a witness, who asked to be anonymous, said.

The group says on its website that at least 18 security soldiers had been killed in the double suicide explosions.

Abdi Aziz Xildhiban, the spokesman of Somali security ministry, told VOA that the explosion killed a soldier and two other civilians. He described Shebab claims as ‘absurd one’

The attack comes a day after roadside bomb explosion killed at least five people at Karan neighborhood in Mogadishu.

Abdi Aziz Hassan Ibrahim is , a somali veteran journalist based in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Twitter @mareegonline Email: news@mareeg.com