In Mogadishu, thick smoke billowed over the port area after police Colonel Ahmed Ali said the car bomber detonated near the gates of the motor vehicle imports duty authority headquarters.
"The initial information we have received indicates the dead bodies of five people were collected from the scene of the blast and more than twenty others have been wounded," police officer Mohamed Muktar said.
There are innumerable accounts from local sources and media as well as rights organisations that contradict the US claim.
Experts say Washington should stop peddling false reports based on denial, which further increase Somali public grievances against America.
The former colony of Italy sends some of its best doctors to help the world’s worst-hit coronavirus hotspot in Europe.
The alleged incursion took place on Monday during clashes in southern Somalia between the army and fighters loyal to the leader of Jubbaland, a semi-autonomous Somalian state. Nairobi said Somali troops destroyed Kenyan properties on the border.
"US' so-called peace plan aims to legitimise occupation, destruction and oppression of Palestine," Turkey's National Security Council (MGK) said in a statement on Thursday.
At least three people were killed and 21 injured in a car bombing attack carried out by Al Shabab in Somalia last week that targeted Turkish engineers working on a road near the capital Mogadishu.
Police said that a car bomb targeting a group of Turkish contractors exploded in Afgoye, northwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu, wounding at least six people. It was not known who carried out the attack
The Al Shabab group claimed responsibility for the attack.
The car bomb attack targetted a busy checkpoint in the southwest of the capital Mogadishu on Saturday, killing 81 people, including a dozen university students, in the country's deadliest assault in two years.
The US air strikes in two locations targeting Al Shabab militants came a day after a car bomb killed at least 79 people in a busy area of the capital Mogadishu.
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