10 killed in Mogadishu car bomb attack, Alshabaab claims responsibility

Mogadishu, Sept. 10 (Hornnews24) – At least 10 people have been killed and more than 18 others have been wounded after a suicide bomber rammed on Monday a car laden with explosives into Mogadishu’s Hodan district headquarters.

Alqaida-linked, AlShabaab’s spokesman told reporters that his organization had carried out the attack and pledged that the Islamic fighters would never cease their fight against the Somali government and the foreign troops.

Medical sources have revealed that at least 10 were killed in the attack and dozens others were injured.   Residents described the explosion as devastating and shocking.

It is the second blast of its kind in a week which hit the Somali capital Mogadishu.  On Sept. 2, the group launched a similar attack on Howlwadag headquarters, killing at least 7 people.

Somalia has been in a state of chaos and lawlessness since the early 1990s, when dictator Mohammed Siad Barre was toppled by clan-based warlords.

The Somali government left no stone unturned struggling to defeat the Islamists with the support of peace-keepers, Western aid and frequent airstrikes on Islamist targets by the United States but in still in vain.

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