MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least one person was killed and three others injured when three mortar rounds rained down near presidential Palace in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The shells landed into the capital’s heavily fortified zone while one of them reportedly landed in Ethiopian embassy on Wednesday in Mogadishu, a witness said
He says the victims were all civilians.
The injured people were taken into hospital, he said.
Somali armed group al Shabaab has claimed to the responsibility for Wednesday’s bombing.
The group says its main target was presidential Palace in the capital through its website.
Mogadishu has seen frequently deadly explosions, with most of those attacks were claimed by Al Shabaab.
The group was pushed out of Mogadishu capital in 2011 by Somali army troops and 22,000-strong African Union force in Somalia.
The rebel group also lost most of their strongholds, but it still controls large rural areas and remains the key threat to peace in Somalia.
The group has been fighting for over ten years to overthrow the internationally-backed government in Somalia