Multiple Deaths in Bomb Blast Outside Mogadishu Airport

Several people were killed when a convoy of vehicles was targeted in a bombing near the international airport in Mogadishu, Somalia, on January 12.

Abdulkadir Adan, the founder of an ambulance service in the city, told Storyful eight people were killed and another person was injured.

Government spokesman Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu condemned what he called a “cowardly attack.”

Local media said the Al Shabaab group had claimed responsibility.

The UN Assistance Mission in Somalia also condemned the attack, and said that, “contrary to some initial reports, there were no UN personnel or contractors in the convoy targeted.” Credit: Mohammed Dhaysane via Storyful

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