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Local administration officer dies in car bomb

Storyline:National News

A local administration officer of Banadir province identified as Hussein Dini Doli has been killed after his car exploded in the capital, Mogadishu.

Mr. Hussein was the chief of the fourth division of war-dhiigley District of Banadir province.

The explosion came as a result of an explosive device that was fitted to his car according to sources. His car detonated as he was driving near the Sheikh Abdi Mosque at Hamar Bile junction.

Security forces arrived at the scene and are now carrying out investigations to determine the exact cause of the blast.

The attack comes at a time where a security conference is being held in Mogadishu in the past few days which has been accompanied by increased violence by Al-Shabaab who have been carrying attacks against government officials and installations.