Suicide Car Bomb Attack in Somalia Wounds 4

Published April 27, 2010

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Officials say a suicide car bomb explosion outside an African Union military base in Somalia's capital has wounded four people, including two AU troops.

The al-Qaida-linked military group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for Tuesday's attack.

African Union spokesman Maj. Barigye Bahoku said a truck full of explosives pulled up to a new AU base and that two soldiers opened fire on the truck. Those two were wounded when the explosion went off. The suicide attacker was the only one to die in the attack.

Ali Muse, the head of Mogadishu's ambulance service, said two civilians were also wounded.

Somalia has been without a functioning government for almost 20 years, and militants control large parts of Mogadishu.

Written by <P>By the Associated Press</P>

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