Two killed and 10 hurt in car bomb blast in Somalia’s capital

A thick plume of white smoke billowed from the scene to the skyline as heavy gunfire was heard following the powerful explosion around Somalia’s presidential palace, which houses top leaders.

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Two killed and 10 hurt in car bomb blast in Somalia’s capital

MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least two people were killed and ten others wounded in a car bomb explosion in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Saturday morning.

Somali police said in a statement a bomber his explosives-laden vehicle into a security checkpoint outside the parliament building in the seaside city early in the morning at around 9:00 a.m. local time.

“The speeding car bomb was detonated at Sayidka security checkpoint while being chased by the police from the downtown of the city,” said Somali police spokesman Colonel Sadik Aden Ali [Dodishe].

The blast occurred during the morning rush hour, he added.

A thick plume of white smoke billowed from the scene to the skyline as heavy gunfire was heard following the powerful explosion around Somalia’s presidential palace, which houses top leaders.

Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the car bombing in the capital, in the latest terrorist attack in the Horn of Africa nation.

The incident becomes the second of its kind this month. On February 1, Al-Shabaab stormed Afrik hotel after detonating a car bomb at the gate near KM4 junction.

The Somali government has failed to defeat Al-Shabaab and secure the city with more than 3 million population who suffered losses at the hands of warlords and extremist groups in the past 3 decades.

KON English News Desk

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