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5 killed in Landmine Blast in Somalia

At least five people, including children, were killed and several others wounded when a landmine blast rocked Dinsor in southwestern Somalia, officials said .

“The attack took place nearby Dinsor police station on Wednesday evening, killing at least five people, including two children and three soldiers and wounded others,” local policeman  told.

The wounded were transported to Bay regional hospital in Baidoa.

Dinsor District Commissioner Ibrahim Mohamed Nour, confirmed to local media the landmine was planted near the police station.

No group has yet to claim responsibility for the blast but the Somali-based al-Qaeda affiliated group, al-Shabaab, claimed responsibility for a mortar attack Wednesday in Mogadishu that killed one and wounded 3 others.

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