Somalia: One killed as car bomb goes off in pursuit

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MUQDISHO, Somalia, March 11, 2015 (Garowe Online)- One person has been killed and two others were wounded after a suspected suicide car bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle during a hot pursuit by soldiers in the Somali capital, officials said Wednesday Garowe Online reports.

Intelligence sources said the car bomber who was on the radar-list has probably detonated his car packed with explosives around the popular Maka Al-mukarramah hotel in Mogadishu.

One soldier was killed by the blast and two nearby pedestrians were wounded in the bombing which officials described as 'foiled' one.

No group has immediately claimed the responsibility for the blast which comes few days after two deadly suicide attacks at two Mogadishu hotels.

Al-shabab claimed the responsibility for both attacks that killed more than 40 people collectively.

The group which lost key strongholds including the Somali capital Mogadishu has since resorted to guerilla attacks including suicide bombings and assassinations against government officials and the African union forces in Somalia.

GAROWEONLINE

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