Somalia: Turkish vehicle hit by explosion in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least one person has been injured when a bomb explosive fitted into Turkish vehicle exploded on Thursday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The explosion took place near Sobe junction in the capital, leaving one person wounded, a witness said.
Turkish officials, who were on board, survived in the bomb attack.
The attack comes a week after a Turkish engineer was seriously injured in a car bomb explosion near the capital, Mogadishu.
No group says it carried out the attack, but such attacks are often carried out by al Shabaab.
Mogadishu has seen frequently deadly explosions, with most of those attacks were claimed Al Qaeda linked group in Somalia.
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.