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Somalia: two dead in the explosion of a mine inside a police station in the province of Hiiraan


AA / Somalia

At least two people were killed and 4 others injured on Saturday in a mine explosion inside a police station in Hiiraan region, central Somalia.

Regional police officer Suleiman Mahmoud told Anadolu Agency that it was “the explosion of a landmine that was planted inside the Beledweyne police station”.

And the same source added that “the attack left two dead, including a local official and a woman, and four others wounded, including the head of the police station and the first lieutenant Mohamed Mahmoud”.

“It is still not known how the mine was laid, possibly due to the poor security measures at the post,” Mahmoud said.

No party claimed responsibility for the attack, but the armed movement Al-Shabaab is singled out, as it often claims responsibility for such attacks.

* Translated from Arabic by Mounir Bennour.

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