Sui­cide blast kills 3

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

A SUI­CIDE bomber det­o­nated an ex­plo­sives-laden ve­hi­cle at a se­cu­rity check­point near Mo­gadishu’s in­ter­na­tional air­port yes­ter­day, killing at least three peo­ple, a So­mali po­lice of­fi­cer said.

Cap­tain Mo­hamed Hus­sein said the bomb det­o­nated as se­cu­rity forces were search­ing cars at the check­point, a few hun­dred me­tres from the main base of the AU peace­keep­ing mis­sion.

The check­point is close to UN of­fices and the Peace Ho­tel, which is of­ten fre­quented by for­eign­ers and of­fi­cials. The pow­er­ful blast blew roofs off nearby build­ings.

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