Car bomb kills at least 5 in Somali capital, 31 injured

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    Car bomb kills at least 5 in Somali capital, 31 injured

    At least five people were killed and 31 others were injured after a car loaded with explosives rammed Somali government district offices in Mogadishu on Tuesday, medical and security officials said

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At least five people were killed and 31 others were injured after a car loaded with explosives rammed Somali government district offices in Mogadishu on Tuesday, medical and security officials said

The 4-wheel drive Toyota Noah car bomb targeted Warta Nabadda district offices while a local non-governmental organisation was distributing dry food to members of internally displaced families.

"We were just to go when we saw the car speeding toward us. I run fast and heard a loud explosion. Everybody was bleeding. Thanks God I was unhurt,” said eyewitness and survivor Mohamed Kulmiye.

Kulmiye said he has helped 15 wounds. He said he has seen district official who was injured and was escorted into a waiting ambulance.

Car bomb targets Somali government district offices in Mogadishu, killing at least 5 in Somali capital.
Car bomb targets Warta Nabadda district offices in Mogadishu, killing at least 5 in Somali capital.

A medical official who asked anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to the media said the ambulance service team evacuated 31 injured persons.

"We have evacuated 31 wounds. Eight of them were women,” the medical official told Horn Globe News over the phone.


A Somali spokeswoman, Zakia Hussein lowered the number of injured but said several were wounded.

"We are investigating how the car bomb reached to its target,” the policewoman said in a brief statement.

A district officer, Mohamed Yasin Bashir said, the district secretary Ali Aden Warsame was among those injured.

"Mr. Warsame has sustained injuries and I hope that he will recover soon,” Bashir said.


A journalist who reached the scene shortly after the blast went off said he saw cars burnt out and the offices of the district headquarters smashed to the ground.

The al-Qaeda-linked militant group took the credit of the attack claiming it has targeted a meeting by Somali government security officials at Warta Nabadda district headquarters.

The Tuesday’s attack comes amid tight security in the capital with police blocking major roads and restricting movement in neighborhoods near the presidential palace.



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