A big explosion in Somalia’s capital killed at least 9 individuals and injured eight others, a well being official mentioned Saturday.
Dr. Mohamed Nur at the Medina Hospital instructed reporters that the toll mirrored solely the useless and wounded who have been taken to the ability in Mogadishu the place he works.
“I am sure the number is bigger as some of the victims were rushed to other hospitals, such as the privately owned ones,” he mentioned.
The al-Shabab extremist group claimed accountability.
A Somali police spokesman mentioned Mogadishu’s police commissioner, Col. Farhan Mohamud Qaroleh, was the goal of the attack however he was secure.
“A suicide car bomber with heavy explosives plotted by the terrorist group al-Shabab has targeted the Mogadishu police commissioner,” police spokesman Said Adam Ali mentioned. “They hit the vehicle of the Mogadishu police commissioner.”
It was the second such giant explosion in town this month. A blast concentrating on a teashop killed at least 10 individuals final week.
Last month, a suicide bomb attack at a army base in Mogadishu killed at least 15 individuals.