Deadly blast hits minivan near border town

MOGADISHU – A roadside bomb explosion has ripped through in a minivan carrying passengers near Somali border town along Somalia.

The explosion targeted civilian bus in Dhobley town, leaving 3 people dead, a medical official Nour Bihi said.

He says two others were also injured.

Other witnesses said seven people were killed in the bomb explosion in the town.

There was no immediate responsibility for the explosion.

But, such attacks are often carried out by Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab.

Abdi Aziz Hassan Ibrahim is , a somali veteran journalist based in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Twitter @mareegonline Email: news@mareeg.com