Africa

Suicide car bomb targets Turkish diplomats in Mogadishu

A Somali National Government (SNG) soldier walks past burning debris after a suspected suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into an armoured convoy of African Union troops in Mogadishu on July 12, 2013. A suicide car bomb attack struck a Turkish embassy building in Mogadishu Saturday, killing one Somali civilian and wounding two Turkish policemen, a diplomat and a witness said.

A Somali National Government (SNG) soldier walks past burning debris after a suspected suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into an armoured convoy of African Union troops in Mogadishu on July 12, 2013. A suicide car bomb attack struck a Turkish embassy building in Mogadishu Saturday, killing one Somali civilian and wounding two Turkish policemen, a diplomat and a witness said.  (AFP/File)

A suicide car bomb attack struck a Turkish embassy building in Mogadishu Saturday, killing one Somali civilian and wounding two Turkish policemen, a diplomat and a witness said.

A Somali witness told AFP that an explosives-laden vehicle rammed the gates of a compound housing embassy staff and exploded, killing a passer-by.

A diplomat in Istanbul said Turkish guards were able to kill two attackers before a third detonated his vehicle, wounding the two Turkish policemen.

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