June 2021 Mogadishu bombing

On 15 June 2021, a suicide bombing occurred in Mogadishu, Somalia.[1][2] It happened at the General Dhegobadan Military Camp, where the bomber killed 15 army recruits.[1][2] He was in a queue of recruits, pretending to be one of them.[1]

Al-Shabaab, the Somali/East African branch of al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the bombing.[2] It was the deadliest attack in the Somali capital since December 2019, when an al-Shabaab truck bombing at a police checkpoint killed 85 people and wounded 140 others.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b c d Somalia's army camp rocked by deadly suicide attack
  2. ^ a b c d "At least 15 killed in Somalia suicide bombing claimed by militants". Reuters. 2021-06-15. Archived from the original on 2022-12-08.

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