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Somalia

Deadly blast kills 3 men on bike in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least three people have been killed in a roadside bomb explosion in southern region, some 50km away from the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

The explosion hit a motorbike in N-Konton area where at least three civilian men on board were killed, a witness said.

He says the main target was military vehicle passing by near the scene of the explosion.

He added the victims were heading to Afgoye town, some 30km south of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Somali military soldiers sealed off the area and carried out an operation over the attack, he said.

No arrests have been made so far.

No group says it has carried out Sunday’s explosion, but such attacks are often claimed by al Shabaab.

Al Shabaab, an al Qaeda affiliated group was pushed out of Mogadishu capital in 2011 by Somali army troops and 22,000-strong African Union force in Somalia.

The rebel group also lost most of their strongholds, but it still controls large rural areas and remains the key threat to peace in Somalia.

The militant group has been fighting for over ten years to overthrow the internationally- backed government in Somalia.

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