Roadside Bomb Kills 10 Civilians Near Somali Capital, Police Say

At least 10 minibus passengers were killed in a roadside bombing that may have been targeting a military vehicle near Somalia’s capital, police said.

The device exploded as an army truck drove past and hit the minibus, killing and injuring passengers in the Lafoole neighborhood, just outside Mogadishu, police officer Abdi Hashi said by phone. Fadumo Mohamed, a nurse at a nearby hospital, said seven injured passengers had been admitted.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked militant group, has waged an insurgency in Somalia since 2006 in a bid to impose a strict version of Islamic law.

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