Somali soldiers killed in Mogadishu blast

At least 11 people, including several soldiers, have been killed in an explosion in the Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses say.

Some of those killed are said to have been collecting their salaries at an army base in the Dayniile suburb on the outskirts of the city.

The owner of a cafe which was hit was also among the dead.

The cause of the explosion is not clear but militant Islamist group al-Shabab stages sporadic attacks in the city.

The al-Qaeda-linked group was driven out of Mogadishu in 2011 but still controls many southern and central areas of the country.

Several injured people were rushed to hospital.


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