Car bomb kills 3 near a security checkpoint in Mogadishu

Initial reports KON has received indicate a bomber has rammed his explosives-filled vehicle at the wall of Custodial Corps headquarters at K7 area near Ex-control Afgoye checkpoint, west of the city.

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Car bomb kills 3 near a security checkpoint in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia - At least three people were killed and seven others wounded when a car bomb exploded in the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday morning, police said.

Initial reports indicate a bomber has rammed his explosives-filled vehicle at the wall of Custodial Corps headquarters at K7 area near Ex-control Afgoye checkpoint, west of the city.

The blast sent plumes of smoke into the sky and triggered gunfire by the security guards.

“The attack hit Custodial Corps HQs near a busy checkpoint in the west of the city, setting fire on vehicles passing the road in the deadliest blast in this month,” said Ahmed Abdi, a witness.

Al-Shabaab claimed the attack which left three civilians riding a Tuk-Tuk dead.

The Security in Mogadishu had been fragile in the past few weeks with government forces deployed in anticipation of a planned assault on opposition fighters holding ground. 

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