Suicide bomb kills at least 29 at Somalia's main port - police

from Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Published on 11 Dec 2016 View Original

By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar

MOGADISHU, Dec 11 (Reuters) - A suicide truck bomb hit the entrance of Somalia's biggest port on Sunday, killing at least 29 people, police said, an attack claimed by Islamist al Shabaab militants.

The fighters said they were trying to disrupt protracted parliamentary elections - part of efforts to rebuild the fractured nation after decades of war. The three-month vote is due to end on Dec. 29.

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