Blast outside military base in Somalia capital wounds three, police say

Reuters News
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Posted: Apr 09, 2017 6:10 AM

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A roadside bomb planted in front of a military base in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has wounded three soldiers, officials said on Sunday.

"A blast injured three of our soldiers. We believe it was a bomb planted outside the military base gate. We are investigating," Major Abdinur Farah, a military officer, told Reuters.

Witnesses said soldiers opened fire after the blast.

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It was not immediately clear who planted the bomb.

(Reporting by Abdi Sheikh, writing by George Obulutsa, editing by Larry King)