HugeVBIED hits Police academy in Mogadishu

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A car laden with improvised explosives device (IED) has Thursday evening went off near General Kahiye police academy.

According to witnesses, the explosion affected the surrounding area including a restaurant and a security checkpoint.

No group immediately claimed responsibility, though al-Shabaab previously carried out deadly attacks in the city.

The blast comes amid increased security measures in Mogadishu.