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    A car bomb explosion killed at least one person and injured three others in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu, media reported Thursday, citing the police.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Abdukadir Adan, a police officer in the Waberi district told the Anadolu news agency that an improvised explosive device was installed in a car parked near a local police station.

    However, local media reported that the car exploded at a security checkpoint after it was stopped by police in a busy road in the capital.

    The radical group al-Shabaab, linked to al-Qaeda (terrorist organization, outlawed in Russia) reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.

    Somalia has been engulfed in violence since the eruption of a civil war between clan-based armed factions in the early 1990s. Al-Shabaab has been staging numerous attacks in the country in an attempt to establish strict Sharia law.

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