April 9, 2017 / 10:14 AM / 3 months ago

Blast outside military base in Somalia capital wounds three, police say

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A roadside bomb planted in front of a military base in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has wounded three soldiers, officials said on Sunday.

"A blast injured three of our soldiers. We believe it was a bomb planted outside the military base gate. We are investigating," Major Abdinur Farah, a military officer, told Reuters.

Witnesses said soldiers opened fire after the blast.

It was not immediately clear who planted the bomb.

Reporting by Abdi Sheikh, writing by George Obulutsa, editing by Larry King

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