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US Drops Reward Offer for Former al-Shabab Leader

The U.S. State Department has withdrawn its reward offer for Mukhtar Robow, a former leader of the Somali militant group al-Shabab.In June 2012, the State Department offered up to $5 million for information on Robow that brought him “to justice.” At th…

8 Killed in Latest Mogadishu Car Bomb

At least eight people were killed and four others wounded Thursday when a car filled with explosives hit a police station in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

A reporter for VOA’s Somali Service, Ahmed Hassan Olad, says the attack targeted the Waberi police station along the busy Maka al-Mukaramah road.

Olad, who was near the police station when the attack occurred, says he saw a man driving a Toyota Surf speeding toward the station.

Emergency teams are at the scene trying to help the wounded people.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but militant group al-Shabab regularly attacks government buildings and places where government officials are known to congregate.

On Tuesday, an al-Shabab car bomber attacked a local administration building in the Wadajir district, killing at least 10 people.

On June 15, al-Shabab fighters assaulted two popular Mogadishu restaurants. The attack claimed 29 lives, including those of the six assailants.

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8 Killed in Latest Mogadishu Car Bomb

At least eight people were killed and four others wounded Thursday when a car filled with explosives hit a police station in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

A reporter for VOA’s Somali Service, Ahmed Hassan Olad, says the attack targeted the Waberi police station along the busy Maka al-Mukaramah road.

Olad, who was near the police station when the attack occurred, says he saw a man driving a Toyota Surf speeding toward the station.

Emergency teams are at the scene trying to help the wounded people.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but militant group al-Shabab regularly attacks government buildings and places where government officials are known to congregate.

On Tuesday, an al-Shabab car bomber attacked a local administration building in the Wadajir district, killing at least 10 people.

On June 15, al-Shabab fighters assaulted two popular Mogadishu restaurants. The attack claimed 29 lives, including those of the six assailants.

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