Somalia: Two people injured in explosion in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU – Two people were injured on Saturday when a roadside bomb went off in the north of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, police said.

The blast hit a NOHA vehicle travelling near SOS junction in the capital, leaving at least two civilian people injured, according to police officer Mohamed Hussein.

Hussein told The Messenger that the victims were taken to hospital for medical treatment, adding that an investigation into the explosion was ongoing.

“We have taken two victims who were injured in the blast. It was an IED which was planted under rubbishes near SOS crossroads,” he said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the explosion, but Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab group carried out similar attacks in the capital in the past months.

Reporting by Abdirizak Mohamud Tuuryare