Suicide bomber in Somali kills two, wounds three

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At least two Turkish nationals were killed and three others were wounded after a suicide bomber targeted the workers of a Turkish company in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

“We continue the treatment of 14 injured people, three of them Turkish, in our Mogadishu Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital. Our injured citizens do not have a risk of death,” the minister tweeted referring to a hospital named after Turkey’s president.

The attack killed at least five people and injured 14.

Meanwhile, the Turkish foreign ministry condemned the attack which targeted employees of a Turkish company that undertook the Mogadishu-Afgoye road construction.

In a written statement, the ministry noted that the company’s work “contributes to the development and prosperity of Somalia.”

The construction project is funded by the Qatar government and carried out by a Turkish company.

Al-Qaida affiliated group al-Shabaab in Somalia claimed responsibility for the attack in a post by its Shahada News Agency.

Hauwa Mustapha

 

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