Two civilians dead in Mogadishu suicide explosion

MOGADISHU – Two people were killed and eight others wounded, including three children, in a suicide car bomb explosion in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

Friday’s parked car bomb detonated near Ambassador Hotel in the capital, leaving two civilian people dead on the scene, policeman Mohamed Hussein told The Messenger Africa.

“We confirmed the death of two people, including a woman lying on the ground,” he said. Rescue workers and civilians carried the injured to hospital.

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The blast also damaged a nearby clinic and other shops. The main target of the blast remains unknown.

No group claimed responsibility for the explosion, although the armed group Al Shabaab has carried out similar attacks in the capital.

Last month, at least six people were killed and 13 others injured when a car bomb exploded near a police station in the capital Mogadishu.


Reporting by Abdirizak Mohamud Tuuryare