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Five killed, 14 wounded in suicide attack in Somali capital

Five killed, 14 wounded in suicide attack in Somali capital
Turkish security sources said the suicide attacker used a motorcycle. They said the attack took place 8 miles away from a Turkish military base, which was not affected.

The Somalia-based group often targets Mogadishu with suicide bombings and other attacks, and it has exploded bombs against the Turkish military and other targets there in the past.They said the attack took place 8 miles away from a Turkish military base, which was not affected.Five killed, 14 wounded in suicide attack in Somali capital ISTANBUL — A suicide bombing in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday killed five people including two Turks, the Turkish health minister said.Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted that 14 people, including three Turks, were wounded and are being treated in a Mogadishu hospital named after Turkey's president.

"We strongly condemn this heinous attack targeting the employees of a Turkish company that undertook the Mogadishu-Afgoye road construction and contributes to the development and prosperity of Somalia," a foreign ministry statement said.The base is Turkey's largest military installation abroad.

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