Somali bomber kills self

A man driving a car laden with explosives has blown himself up in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

Police said it appeared the man detonated his explosives prematurely. He died on the scene but no-one else was harmed.

Mogadishu has long been a battleground during Somalia’s 21-year-old civil war as insurgents in disguise can still move freely and assassinations, suicide attacks and bombings are still very frequent.

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