10 killed as extremist bomber hits military camp in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An Islamic extremist suicide bomber killed at least 10 soldiers on Saturday in an explosion at a military camp in the southern port city of Kismayo, Somali security officials said.

The bomber rammed his vehicle into the gates of a former university campus that is now a military camp where soldiers are being trained to fight the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, said Somali police official Ahmed Ali.

At least 10 soldiers died in the attack, said a senior military official in Kismayo, Col. Mohamed Hassan.

Somalia’s militant insurgent group, Al-Shabab, which is allied to al-Qaida, claimed responsibility for the bombing. Despite being forced out of many of their strongholds, the rebels are still able to launch lethal attacks in the capital, Mogadishu, and elsewhere in Somalia.

Source: AP