Somalia: Explosion kills 6, wounds 14 at the suburb of Mogadishu

At least 6 people have been killed and 14 others have been injured, some of them seriously, in a blast targeting a mini-bus at the suburb of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday.

Initial reports indicate that the explosion resulted from landmine placed at the roadside that exploded destroying a minibus that left Mogadishu and was bound for Walanwayn town of the Lower Shabelleh Region.

According to the residents, all those who were killed or injured were civilians. No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred in the early hours of today and the Somali government has not so far commented on the deadly explosion.

Somalia has been for almost three decades in throes of conflict and chaos. The war-torn country descended into civil war in 1991 flowing the overthrow of late President Mohamed Siad Barreh.  Somalia has since remained in the grip of periodic violence and unabated explosions which claimed thousands of lives.

May 31, 2020

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