Bus bomb leaves 20 dead near Mogadishu



A roadside bomb hit a passenger minibus near the
Somali capital Mogadishu early Thursday, with witnesses putting the
death toll at 15.

Police officer Nur Hassan was unable to confirm the number, but said
that “many bodies, including women, were scattered on the road.”

Witnesses said at least seven people were injured. The bus, which was
split into two, was believed to have carried 22 people.

It was not immediately known who carried out the attack. The Islamist
group al-Shabaab has often targeted military vehicles on the same
road, located south of the capital.

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