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3 people were killed in an explosion targeting Turkish engineers in Somalia

The Somali terrorist group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing near the capital, Mogadishu, which killed at least three people, media reported Saturday.

A Somali portal (Garowe Online) reported that the explosion occurred south of the capital and targeted a Turkish-supervised construction crew who was working near a road.

And the “youth” movement claimed that the explosion resulted in the killing of a Turkish official and two Somali police officers, according to the outlet.

The site reported that the road project linking Mogadishu with the nearby town of Afgoye was funded through a Qatari donation, with the Turkish construction company securing the contract.

Somalia has been plagued by violence since the outbreak of civil war between clan-based armed groups in the early 1990s. The situation is further complicated by the emergence of terrorist groups such as Al-Shabaab affiliated with Al-Qaeda (a terrorist group banned in Russia), which regularly carries out bombings and attacks.

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