Two dead in Somalia attacks

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Two people have been killed and three others injured grenade bomb explosion and mortar attacks in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

Major Mohamed Hassan, police captain, says unknown armed men hurled two grenade bombs at house inhibited by security officer in Wabari area, leaving at least 2 guards and a civilian injured.

He says the attackers fled from the crime scene, but investigation over the attack was underway.

In Hodan area, unknown gunmen shot and killed a man, whose name and identity was released yet in the capital of Mogadishu.

Meanwhile, six mortar rockets have also rained down on residential areas and near country’s Presidential Palace in the capital, killing a civilian, according to a witness, who asked to be anonymous.

Somali security minister, Abukar Islow told journalists that Mogadishu residents had heard bangs of counterfeit mortar rockets targeting parts of the Somali capital.

Islow indicated that security forces had launched an operation to hunt down the attackers.

No arrests were made so far over the latest incidents.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks in the capital city of Mogadishu.

With Reporting by Abdirisak Mohamud Tuuryare from Mogadishu, Somalia

Abdi Aziz Hassan Ibrahim is , a somali veteran journalist based in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Twitter @mareegonline Email: