Marka — Eye witness confirmed to Shabelle radio station that a loud explosion occurred in Shalanbot district in lower Shabelle region of Somalia which targeted government officials and officials of the region.
The bomb targeted a vehicle used by the director of Somalia's interior ministry Mr. Ali Abtidoon Halane who was also accompanied by other officials of the lower Shabelle region.
The eyewitness added that the heavy explosion resulted to the death of some of the escorts who accompanied the government officials but did not reveal the exact number of the death casualties.
Other sources report that the deputy governor of the region sustained injures during the landmine explosion but the news is yet to be confirmed.
Shabelle radio contacted the deputy director of security matters in the region Mr. Ahmed Omar who also sustained light injuries from the attack.
Mr. Omar did not disclose any details about the blast but admitted that the attack took place.