Somali police officer injured by explosion in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia – A Somali police officer has seriously injured on Monday in a bomb explosion in the capital, Mogadishu, witnesses said.
The victim, whose name released as Mohamed Dore left wounded when bomb explosives fitted into his exploded in Hamar Jajab district of Mogadishu, a witness said.
He says Mohamed was rushed into hospital.
The explosion also caused a fire at a gas station where the officer was fuelling the vehicle, he said
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion, but, such attacks are often carried out 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 al Qaeda linked group has been fighting for over ten years to overthrow the internationally- backed government in Somalia.