Car explosion in Mogadishu’s Abdiaziz district
Addis Ababa, 27 February 2014 (WIC) - A car bomb rocked Mogadishu’s KM 0 area near ex Fiat. Witness said a car laden with explosives blasted a restaurant in an area close to the intelligence headquarters in Mogadishu’s Abdiaziz district.
The car used in the explosion was Toyota NOAH vehicle which tried to enter a governmental Intelligence building but detonated outside the FIAT restaurant. Officials and officers from the Somali government arrived at the explosion site to witnesses the situation.
Police officer confirmed to the local media that at least ten people, most of them civilians were killed in the car bomb, but the toll could be higher as many people were also wounded
Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack. The blast comes just a week after the militants carried out a major attack against the heavily fortified presidential palace, killing officials and guards in a fierce gun battle and car bombs. (AMISOM Mo.)
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