Somalia: Car explosion kills government official in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, 19th April 2019, (hornnews24) – A car explosion has killed at least one government official on Wednesday in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Pedestrians were lucky to escape when the car burst into flames at Zoppe junction, a busy street at in a commercial neighbourhood at the heart of Mogadishu.

The explosion was reportedly caused by an explosive device strapped on a bullet proof car driven by the deceased government official whose name was not officially released.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack but Alshabaab Islamic fighters, a group linked with Al-Qaida has carried out similar attacks.

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