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Many feared dead as suicide bomber attacks in Somalia


Many feared dead as suicide bomber attacks in Somalia

A suicide bomber blew himself up inside the main police academy in Somalia ’ s capital Mogadishu on Thursday with several people feared dead , police said.

Witnesses said the police were gathering for their early morning parade, and were crowded in an open square when the bomber attacked.

“ A man wearing an explosive vest entered the camp disguised as a policeman , and blew himself up ,” police officer Mohamed Abdulle said . “There are casualties, and many injuries .”

Abdulle did not immediately have a toll for the number killed but said he feared there could be several dead .

“ Medical rescuers are still working on evacuating the casualties ,” Abdulle said.

The police camp is Somalia ’ s biggest police academy.

“ Some of the police were already in lines , and others were gathering, when the man in police uniform entered and blew himself up , ” said bystander Hussein Ali . “ Ambulances have been rushing the wounded away and taking the dead bodies. ”

There was no immediate claim of responsiblity for the attack .

However , the Al -Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab has repeatedly attacked police officers in its decade -old battle to overthrow successive internationally -backed governments in Mogadishu.

The Shabaab lost its foothold in Mogadishu in 2011 but has continued its fight , launching regular attacks on military, government and civilian targets in the capital and elsewhere .

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