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Somalia, at least five killed in bomb attack near parliament building

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — At least five people have been killed and 11 injured in a powerful car bomb attack near the Somali Parliament building in the capital Mogadishu.

Government spokesman Ismael Mukhtar Omar, in his statement, said five people were killed and 11 others were wounded as a result of an attack on a security checkpoint in the Sayidka region where parliament buildings and ministries are located.

The area is also close to the Presidential Palace.

Meanwhile, widespread footage on social networks shows some vehicles burning after the explosion and a number of ambulances being dispatched to the scene for intervention.

The terrorist organization Ash-Shebab claimed responsibility for the attack.

On December 28, 2019, at least 85 people, including two Turkish nationals, were killed and over 150 were injured in a truck blast in the capital Mogadishu. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for this.

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