Somali minibus hits roadside bomb, six killed

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(Reuters) – At least six people were killed on Sunday when a minibus struck a roadside bomb near the Somali capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said. 

The vehicle was carrying passengers, mostly from the same extended family, from the city to a funeral in a nearby town, when it hit the explosive at Hawa Abdi village, 19 kilometres northwest of Mogadishu.

“So far we know the blast killed six people and injured others… The death toll may rise,” Farah Hassan, a police officer told Reuters.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack from any group. 

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