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A bombing near Somali Capital killed at least 2 and wounded 20

On Saturday according to police forces, in a bombing caused by a suicide car targeted a construction site outside Somalia’s capital, at least two people were killed.

Turkish Health Minister; Fahrettin Koca stated that six Turkish nationals were among the wounded, with two in serious condition.

The Turkish construction workers appeared to be the bomber’s target, Somali police Col. Abdi Abdullahi said.

The casualties included mostly police officers guarding the Turkish workers constructing a highway between the capital, Mogadishu, and the agricultural town of Afgoye, 30 kilometers (18 miles) north of the city.

One of Al-Qaida’s extremist groups; Al-Shabab,  claimed responsibility for the attack, who according to sources often carries out such attacks in and near Mogadishu.

Turkey has invested heavily in Somalia, with technical and development assistance exceeding $1 billion, according to the Turkish government.

Turkish companies run the international airport and seaport in Mogadishu, and in 2016 the Turkish president inaugurated Turkey’s largest embassy complex in the world there.