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Somali military training base attacked with car bomb

"We heard a huge blast from the military training camp in Kismayu and then gunfire followed," said a shopkeeper in the city.

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Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab’s spokesman for military operations, said the group was behind the car bomb and claimed there were several casualties. (Source: Google map)

A suicide car bomb rammed into a Somali military training base in the southern port city of Kismayo on Saturday, the militant group, al Shabaab, and local residents said.

“We heard a huge blast from the military training camp in Kismayu and then gunfire followed,” Hussein Nur, a shopkeeper in the city, told Reuters by phone.

Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, al Shabaab’s spokesman for military operations, said the group was behind the car bomb and claimed there were several casualties.

Police and government officials were not immediately available for a comment.

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