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A bombing at a checkpoint in Somalia killed at least 15 people, authorities say

  • At least 15 people were killed and 40 others were injured when an explosives-laden vehicle exploded at a security checkpoint in Beledweyne, Somalia. The vehicle managed to pass through the checkpoint despite attempts by five police officers to stop it.
  • Al-Shabab, a militant group that frequently carries out attacks in Somalia and controls certain areas, has not claimed responsibility for the attack. However, their involvement is suspected due to their history of similar attacks in the region.
  • Eyewitness Abdikadir Arba stated that the explosion occurred when a security personnel pickup truck was chasing the explosives-laden vehicle. The incident highlights the ongoing security challenges faced by the Somali government in combating terrorism.
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