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Suicide Bomber Accidentally Detonates, Kills Only Himself

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

A suicide bomber in Somalia prematurely detonated explosives in his car Saturday before reaching his target.

The man was attempting to park his car near a popular Mogadishu hotel when the explosives went off.

The man died. No one else was injured by the blast, according to Somali Police Capt. Mohamed Hussein.

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The attack is believed to have been orchestrated by the al-Qaeda-linked militant group al-Shabab.

The same group detonated a car bomb at a teashop near Somalia’s intelligence agency headquarters last month, killing at least 12.

Sources: Newser, Miami Herald