Ports and Logistics

Suicide bomber kills 29 at Mogadishu port

A suicide truck bomb hit the entrance of Somalia’s biggest port on Sunday, killing at least 29 people. Islamist al-Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for the attack which has brought chaos and carnage to the port of Mogadishu.

The attack took place near the gate of Mogadishu’s main port with a bomber driving a minibus packed with explosives into a police station and a security checkpoint. Most of the dead worked at the port, local authorities said.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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