15 soldiers die in suicide bombing in Somalia




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At least 15 soldiers died and dozens more injured a suicide bombing targeting a military training camp, south the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

The Police and witnesses said on Tuesday.

A police officer, who did not want to be named, told Xinhua that a suicide bomber blew himself up at the General Dhagobadan military training camp.

“So far, we know that 15 soldiers were in the attack.

“The could rise at any moment,’’ the officer said.

The officer added that the casualties were mostly recruits joining the Somali National Army (SNA).

Also, witnesses said they saw injured people being taken to the hospitals.

“I saw ambulances entering Madina hospital where they rushed the injured ones from the scene,’’ said Ibrahim Ahmed, a witness.

No group claimed responsibility yet for the latest attack but the militant group al-Shabab usually conducted similar attacks in the past.

Somalia and partner forces have intensified military operations into territory formerly controlled by al-Shabab after driving the insurgents of Mogadishu in 2011.

The al-Shabab group, however, still controls some parts of rural southern and central Somalia and continues to carry out -profile attacks in Mogadishu and elsewhere.

(Xinhua/NAN)