A suicide car bomber killed 15 at an army barracks in Mogadishu

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According to Villa Somalia, officials 15 people have been killed and 20 others injured following a car bomb attack on a military base in Mogadishu. The attack which happened at the 12th April Army Brigade resulted in the death of 15 people. It was not immediately clear if the dead included soldiers.

The military base is located near the newly opened National Stadium in Warta Nabada district in downtown Mogadishu.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the militant group Al-Shabaab has often conducted such attacks in the city.

The construction of the Mogadishu Stadium, which is located between Industrial and Soddonka Roads, is linked to the Sports Sector, the construction of the party headquarters and the disabled camps where the military is based. The two-part camp is home to government troops, particularly the April 12th Battalion, and the 30th Street is home to civilians.