- Title: Car bomb kills at least one in centre of Somali capital
- Date: 4th August 2017
- Summary: ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF SOMALI POLICEMEN CARRYING BODY OF ONE OF THE VICTIMS
- Embargoed: 18th August 2017 19:30
- Keywords: car bomb in Mogadishu blast in Mogadishu Al Shabaab group attacks in Somalia
- Location: MOGADISHU, SOMALIA
- City: MOGADISHU, SOMALIA
- Country: Somalia
- Topics: Bombing (non-military),Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0026SQSOCN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES
An explosives-laden car blew up in the centre of Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday (August 4), killing at least one person and injuring another, police said.
The vehicle was parked next to a hospital in a busy road that is flanked by several hotels.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, though the Islamist militant group Al Shabaab has launched frequent attacks in the city.
Al Shabaab is waging an insurgency to overthrow the Western-backed government and drive out African Union peacekeepers in a bid to take over the country and impose its strict interpretation of Islam.
The group ruled over large parts of the nation in the Horn of Africa until 2011, when it was driven out of Mogadishu by the peacekeepers and Somali troops.
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