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An Explosion Occurred Near The Qatari Embassy In Mogadishu

An Explosion Occurred Near The Qatari Embassy In Mogadishu

A powerful explosion occurred on Wednesday morning in the center of the capital of Somalia, Mogadishu, near the former residence of the country's Prime Ministers and close proximity to the Qatari Embassy, according to the Somali news portal Garowe.

The first reports speak of an improvised explosive device that was planted in the path of a convoy of military vehicles. Data on possible victims has not yet been received.

Garowe notes that the attack may be behind the Islamist group Al-Shabab, whose militants have been carrying out terrorist actions in Mogadishu in the past few weeks.

The day before, a car carrying soldiers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) was hit by an improvised mine in the vicinity of the capital. As stated by the command, there were no fatalities; all the soldiers managed to get out of the car alive. The incident occurred in a rural area where there are cells of "Al-Shabab."

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