A Suicide bomber has rammed his explosives-rigged car into a Burundian peacekeeping compound in the Somali capital, killing one person.

Burundian soldiers

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 Troop killed in Somali explosion

A Suicide bomber has rammed his explosives-rigged car into a Burundian peacekeeping compound in the Somali capital, killing one person.

The huge explosion on Tuesday occurred near the former US Embassy in south Mogadishu, killing at least one person and wounding seven others.

Witnesses told Press TV that they had seen a vehicle speeding towards the building where Burundian peacekeepers are based while more than 10 soldiers were sitting in front of the gate.

A reliable source has said that several soldiers were missing after the suicide blast, the first of its kind to target African soldiers other than Ethiopian and Ugandan troops.

The military wing of Somalia’s Islamic group known as the Al Shabaab Fighters has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The full extent of the damages was not immediately known but some buildings inside the compound were leveled to the ground.

Source Press TV

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