Car bomb explodes next to Somali capital airport-police

by Reuters
Thursday, 13 February 2014 10:10 GMT

MOGADISHU, Feb 13 (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded on Thursday near the entrance of Mogadishu's heavily guarded international airport where many foreign diplomats are based, a Reuters witness and police officer said.

Small tea shops outside the airport were on fire and the flesh of a corpse could be seen on the ground near the burning car, a Reuters photographer on the scene said. A police officer said the blast was caused by a car bomb. (Reporting by Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh; Writing by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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