School pupils injured in Somalia blast – police

The news agencies have been filing some pictures of the aftermath of this morning’s huge blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

The explosion went off near a school and this picture shows the wreckage of a bus alongside other damage to the school’s buildings:

“We counted eight dead people and 17 others including 13 students injured,” the Reuters news agency quotes police spokesman Abdifatah Aden Hassan as saying.

The militant group al-Shabab said it was behind the attack and targeting UN convoy, the Reuters reports.

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