Suicide bombing in Somalia kills one soldier and injures six
At least one soldier was killed and six others injured in Somalia on Sunday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a military base in the west of the capital Mogadishu, a soldier and a hospital worker told Reuters.
Somalia's al Qaeda-allied group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the bombing.
The suicide bomber had disguised himself as a regular soldier and joined others as they filed into a military base early Sunday before he detonated the explosive, Captain Aden Omar, a soldier at the military base told Reuters.
"We lost one soldier and several others were injured. The bomber blew up himself at a check point," he said.
A nurse at Madina Hospital in Mogadishu told Reuters they had received one dead soldier and six others who were wounded.
Al Shabaab claimed it had killed 32 soldiers.