Somalia Car-Bomb Attack Targets Traffic Police, Killing Two

A suicide-bomber detonated a car laden with explosives at Somali traffic police headquarters in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least two other people, an official said.

Eight others were injured in the blast in the city’s Shangani neighborhood, according to Abdi Fitah Halane, a spokesman for the mayor’s office. He said the attack was by “anti-peace elements,” without elaborating.

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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