Attack on Covid-19 awareness team kills 1 in Mogadishu

"Today's explosion killed the driver and left two soldiers escorting the vehicle injured," said security officials in Karan, where the terrorist incident took place.

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Attack on Covid-19 awareness team kills 1 in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Heavy explosion was reported in northern Mogadishu on Wednesday morning ahead of crucial election talks between the country's government and regional states set to kick off in the coming few days.

An eyewitness confirmed to KON that a remote-controlled landmine struck a vehicle designated to deliver public awareness about the Covid-19 pandemic as part of the measures to contain the spread of the virus in the city.

The driver of the car lost his life in the bombing while several others wounded. The vehicle was severely damaged by the IED as photos taken from the scene have shown. 

"Today's explosion killed the driver and left two soldiers escorting the vehicle injured," said security officials in Karan, where the terrorist incident took place.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack which comes amid a deepening political crisis in the Horn of Africa nation.

Mogadishu mayor previously imposed restrictions aimed to curb Covid-19,  making face mask-wearing obligatory, and ordered the closure of schools and universities for two weeks.

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