The Somali militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack that killed at least 12 people near Mogadishu, a local official says. Up to 30 people — most of them civilians — were injured in the incident, BBC reports.
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The al-Qaeda-linked group claims its target was a convoy reportedly carrying a local governor, a group of American special forces and peacekeeping troops with the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM). A spokesperson with the terrorist group told a freelance journalist in Mogadishu that four Americans were killed in the attack, including a “special forces commander.” Mashable has reached out to the Pentagon and AMISOM for confirmation Read more…
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