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Suicide bomber kills at least 13 in police academy attack in Somali capital

11:25, Thursday, 14 December, 2017
Suicide bomber kills at least 13 in police academy attack in Somali capital

A suicide bomber in police uniform blew himself up inside a police training camp in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday, killing at least 13 police officers, officials said.

Police spokesman Major Mohamed Hussein said the attacker, with explosives strapped to his body, infiltrated the General Kahiye Police Training Academy and struck during a police parade.

Abdikadir Abdirahman, the director of Amin Ambulances, told Reuters: “We have carried 13 dead people and fifteen others who were injured from the police academy.”

The militant Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.

“We will give details of casualties later,” said Abdiasis Abu Musab, the group’s military operations spokesman.

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