Somalia: Blast injures 3 people in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU — At least three people were wounded on Friday when a bomb fitted to a car exploded in Mogadishu.

Friday’s explosion apparently aimed to kill a lecturer at Horseed International University. An explosive device concealed in his luxury car went off in the city’s Hodan district, policeman Mohamud Nuure said.

“He was injured in the blast. Two other civilians were also injured and all were taken to hospital,” Nuure added.

Radio Shabelle journalist Mohad Mohamed told The Messenger Africa that the university lecturer had lost his leg in the explosion, adding that he had been immediately rushed to hospital.

“When I reached the scene of the blast, I saw the other people, who were screaming for help as they were bleeding on Taleh road in the capital,” Mohamed said.

No group claimed responsibility for Friday’s explosion in the Somali capital but militant group Al Shabaab has carried out similar attacks in the past months.