Suicide car bomb explodes near Somali military base

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A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gates of a military base in Somalia’s capital.

Col. Ahmed Muse says the bomber struck the 12th April Army Brigade base near the newly reopened sports stadium in Warta-Nabadda district.

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There is no immediate word on casualties.

Witnesses say ambulance sirens can be heard as police cordon off the scene. Huge clouds of smoke are billowing.

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