Voice of America (Washington, DC)

13 February 2014

Somalia: Car Bomb Kills Seven in Somali Capital

A car bomb has exploded in Somalia's capital, killing at least seven people and wounding 15 others.

The blast Thursday happened near the entrance to Mogadishu's heavily guarded international airport.

The militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.

Al-Shabab at one point controlled large parts of Somalia, but was pushed out of major cities by African Union forces and the Somali government.

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