9 killed, dozen wounded in terrorist attacks in Mogadishu, Somali

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A Somali military court on Monday sentenced an Al-Shabaab militant to death and two others to 15 years in jail after convicting them of being behind a deadly bomb attack on November 26, 2016.

The blast, which took place outside the Wehliye Hotel on Maka al Mukaram street, damaged a house in the area.

"We have carried 13 dead people and 14 others are injured".

A vehicle loaded with explosives hit near a hotel in Mogadishu mid-morning, killing seven people, while another suicide bomber was killed after ramming through a factory near the military barracks in Mogadishu, killing two civilians.

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, and it was not clear whether the hotel was the actual target.

Hours before, a minibus exploded after police shot at it after it refused to stop as it approached a checkpoint in the capital, police officer Nur Osman told Reuters, adding that two people were wounded.

In the first attack, two people were killed and four others were injured when a suicide auto bomb exploded a few meters away from a Somali army training center in the neighborhood of Wadjer, east of Mogadishu, a security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, said.

UN Special Representative for Somalia Michael Keating in a statement on Monday strongly condemned recent bomb blasts in Somalia's Mogadishu.

But the insurgents frequently launch gun, grenade and bomb attacks in Mogadishu and other regions that a re controlled by the government.

Robin claimed the insurgents were increasing their use of massive truck bombs.

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