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    ATMIS and Somali Police Force have conflicting information on the Mogadishu blast.

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    The African Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) and the Somali Police Force have provided different accounts about an explosion that injured three women on Monday near the KM4 intersection in Mogadishu.

    ATMIS stated that an improvised explosive device (IED) hit their convoy, and that a security situation assessment was underway.

    The explosion, according to Somali police, occurred in an armoured Pickup truck accompanying a convoy of ATMIS forces as it passed past the road at the KM4 crossing, notably around the CID headquarters.

    “The blast happened near the CID offices in front of the Giyajo Hotel. That happened aboard a Caterpillar truck that was part of an ATMIS Army convoy from Burundi “The Somali Police Command issued a statement.

    The three victims, according to officials, were roadside khat vendors who were hurt by debris from the explosion.

    Eyewitnesses also suspected the explosion was triggered by anything on the AU troops’ truck.

    There has been no immediate admission of guilt.

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