SOMALIA: Car Bomb in Mogadishu Kills Turkish Engineer

A Turkish man is dead after a car bomb exploded in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, opposition Sözcü newspaper reported.

The man, identified as an engineer, was killed when explosives fitted to his car exploded on Sunday, it quoted local police as saying.

The man was taken to the Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Training and Research Hospital, however died due to injuries sustained in the explosion.

Somali police suspect militant group al-Shabaab is behind the attack and an investigation has been launched into the explosion.

Turkey’s embassy in Mogadishu is also closely following the process, Demirören News Agency reported.

The jihadist group linked to the al-Qaeda has been fighting to overthrow the country’s Western-backed government and regularly targets Mogadishu.

Source: Agencies

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