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Deadly bombing targets U.S.-trained Somali forces

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By Omar Nor and Josh Levs, CNN

 Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN)—A suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into an army convoy Sunday in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia, killing four civilians and three soldiers in addition to himself, police said.

 The al Qaeda-linked Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility through its spokesman Sheikh Ali Dheere.

 The convoy was carrying U.S.-trained special forces when it was targeted near a vegetable market, Capt. Mahad Abdi, a Somali police officer, told CNN.


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