Somalia: Five people killed in explosions in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least 5 people have been killed and several others injured in suicide explosions in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.
The attacks started with explosions detonated near country’s Presidential Palace in the capital, leaving 5 people dead, a witness said.
He says gunmen fought their way to security checkpoint near the heavily-fortified compound.
Somali security forces killed at least 3 gunmen, who carried out the Saturday’s attack in Mogadishu.
The Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab group claimed the responsibility for the explosions.
Saturday’s attack comes a week after suicide car bomb explosion at Interior Ministry headquarters in Somali capital killed at least 14 people.