At least 7 dead after al-Shabab bombs UN van in Somalia

April 20, 2015 12:02 PM

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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A bomb exploded Monday on a van carrying U.N. employees in northern Somalia, killing at least seven people and wounding several others, police and U.N. officials said. Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack.

UNICEF said in a statement that four of its employees were reportedly killed in the bombing of their van, which was painted white and had UN painted on the side in blue letters. Four others were seriously injured, the U.N. children's agency said.

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