Somalia: Two killed in car bomb in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia –At least two people have been killed on Monday in car bomb explosion in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a witness said.
The explosion went off on Monday when a bomb explosive fitted into a car exploded near Somtel Telecom building in Mogadishu’s Black Sea crossroad, leaving two people dead, a witness said.
He says Somali police soldiers sealed off the area of the explosion and launched an operation.
No arrests have been made over the bomb attack.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion.
The attack comes days after 33 people were killed and 53 others injured in Friday’s suicide bomb and gun attack on hotel in Kismayo, a town lies some 500km south of Mogadishu.
Friday’s attack was claimed by al Shabaab.
Al Shabaab, an al Qaeda linked group, which wants to topple the weak-western backed government of Somalia.
The rebel group was ousted out of Mogadishu in 2011 in joint operation carried out by Somali army and African Union troops.
The militant group lost key towns in south and central towns to the coalition forces backed by United Nations.