Somalia: Somali Army Chief Survives Mogadishu Bomb Blast

Several people are feared dead in a bomb blast near Somalia's defence ministry in Mogadishu on Monday noon, in an attack claimed by al-Shabab.

Somalia's armed forces boss General Odowaa Yusuf Raage has escaped unhurt from a suicide car bomb exploded near his convoy around Tarabunka area, according to police.

A huge cloud of smoke billowed over the scene and heavy gunfire was heard in the area.

The details of the casualties still remained sketchy as the police did not provide more information about the attack to the newsrooms in Mogadishu so far.

Armed group al-Shabab, which has carried out frequent attacks aimed at overthrowing the country's internationally recognized government, has claimed responsibility for past blasts.

More From: Shabelle

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.