5 Dead in Somalia Car Bomb Blast

 

May 22, 2019

 


Somalis walk near the wreckage after a suicide car bomb attack in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, May 22, 2019.

 

By VOA News

 

Police in Somalia say former foreign minister Hussein Elabe Fahiye was among at least five people killed when a car bomb exploded Wednesday near the presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu.

At least 13 other people were injured.

Militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the blast, saying they were targeting soldiers, lawmakers and other government officials.

Al-Shabab frequently carries out bomb blasts in the capital near the presidential compound and at hotels frequented by government officials and foreigners.

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