Deadly bombing targets U.S.-trained Somali forces

A suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into army convoy in Mogadishu, according to police in Somalia.

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  • Four civilians and three soldiers were killed, Somali police say
  • Al Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab militants claimed responsibility

Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN)A suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into an army convoy Sunday in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia, killing four civilians and three soldiers in addition to himself, police said.

The al Qaeda-linked Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility through its spokesman Sheikh Ali Dheere.
The convoy was carrying U.S.-trained special forces when it was targeted near a vegetable market, Capt. Mahad Abdi, a Somali police officer, told CNN.