Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for Somalia blast

Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for Somalia blast

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Mogadishu, Dec 31: Al Qaeda-allied AlShabaab has claimed responsibility for a bomb blast in Somali capital Mogadishu that killed at least 76 people and left several injured on Saturday. It was the deadliest terror attack in the country in the last two years.

In 2017, around 600 people were killed in an explosion in Mogadishu. On Monday, Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the bombing at a busy security checkpoint in the capital. "The attack was carried out against a convoy of Turkish and Somali forces and they suffered great loss," Al-Shabab spokesman Sheik Ali Mohamud Rage said in an audio message.

The city is regularly targeted by Al-Shabab, which has been fighting for more than 10 years to topple the Somali government. (UNI)