Somalia: Bomb blast kills 2 people in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least two people, including a street cleaner have been killed and two others were also wounded earlier on Monday in an explosion in Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The blast caused by an IED concealed under a pile of trash near KM4 crossroad in the capital, leaving two people dead, a witness said.
He says police arrived at the scene and carried out an operation.
The attack comes a day after three people on bike were killed in Konton area, some 50km away from Mogadishu.
No group says it has carried out the explosion, but such attacks are frequently 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 al Qaeda linked group has been fighting for over ten years to overthrow the internationally- backed government in Somalia.