At least 20 civilians were killed in a car bomb blast in Somalia’s capital.
At least 20 deaths have been reported in a car bomb blast held in morning hours at a checkpoint in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital.
The blast had occurred at a busy intersection in Mogadishu.
Police officer Ibrahim Mohammad had confirmed more than 20 deaths to a news agency. He also informed us that many others have gotten injured.
“The blast was devastating, and I could confirm more than 20 civilians killed, there were many more wounded,”
No group has taken responsibility for the incident.
Witnesses told bloodshed at the scene.
Sakariye Abdukadir, who witnessed the blast, explained, “All I could see was scattered dead bodies…amid the blast and some of them burned beyond recognition,”
It should be remembered that at least six people had died in a similar car bomb blast had happened in July this year.
At least 15 others were injured when the car packed with explosives was parked near a busy security checkpoint by the city’s airport was detonated by remote control, police said.
The powerful explosion which rocked Mogadishu occurred when many people were on the road going to work and others were traveling to attend the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca.
Many of the victims injured by the bomb blast have suffered critical wounds.