10 April 2019

Somalia: Huge Explosion Heard in Mogadishu

A deafening explosion was reported in the heart of Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Wednesday morning.

Eyewitnesses said the blast which resulted from an explosive device fitted to a vehicle belonging to a Somali police officer took place along Makka Al-Mukarama road.

Several people were wounded in the explosion which comes amidst tight security in the capital with main roads remained on lockdown for weeks.

Al-Shabaab has in the past claimed such attacks in the city as part of its struggle to oust the UN-backed Somali government and the AU troops.


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