Ex-foreign minister of Somali was among the victims of a car bomb in Mogadishu. Five people died in the incident on Wednesday.
The bombing was claimed by al-Shabaab, a jihadist fundamentalist group based in East Africa. In the statement, they said the target of the bombing was a convoy escorting officials.
“The security forces stopped… a vehicle loaded with explosives which was aiming to target a security forces base. We have confirmed five killed and 11 wounded in the blast,” deputy police chief Zakia Hussein stated via Twitter.
According to the witness, he saw a female soldier among the dead.
“Several vehicles were destroyed in the blast and ambulances rushed to the scene to collect wounded people.”