A suicide bomber from Somalia's Shabaab insurgents killed 13 policemen and wounded 15 others on Thursday when he blew himself up inside the country's main police academy, officers said.
Witnesses said the police were gathered in a square ahead of their early morning parade when the bomber attacked.
The attacker was reportedly disguised in a police uniform in order to access the camp, located in the capital Mogadishu.
"The suicide blast killed 13 policemen and wounded 15 others," senior police officer Ibrahim Mohamed said.
"Some of the police were already in lines, and others were gathering, when the man in a police uniform entered and blew himself up," said bystander Hussein Ali, describing the carnage left behind by the blast.
Medics and ambulance teams rushed to take the wounded to hospital and collect the bodies.
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