Tuesday, July 26 2016 14:35 EEST
At least 13 people killed in attack that targeted base used by AU troops in Somalia
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Al-Shabab bombs target African Union troops in Somalia

According to 112.international, at least 13 people were killed when two vehicles packed with explosives went off as they were driven towards a base for African Union troops in the Somali capital, according to officials and witnesses.

The first blast happened near an entrance to the base, which is beside Mogadishu's main airport, and the second at a nearby checkpoint manned by Somali government forces.

White smoke could be seen billowing over the city after the blast on Tuesday.

'Thirteen people died in the two suicide vehicle explosions,' Abdifatah Omar Halane, spokesman for Banadir administration, the local government, told Al Jazeera by phone from the scene of the blasts.

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