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Suicide car bomb kills at least 9 at Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

By NJ Correspondent:

A suicide car bombing has hit the Somali capital Mogadishu killing at least 9 people on Tuesday evening, said police officials.

The attack happened near the administrative headquarters of Wadajir district after a vehicle laden with explosives blow up.

A senior Police officer who asked anonymity told Nep Journal that four government officials were among wounded including the district commissioner of Wadajir, Omar Abdullahi, who sustained minor injuries and his condition is stable.

Others were head of the Sports department, Secretary of Wadajir Administration and as well as his counterpart for the Youth Department who were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment.

Most of the casualties are civilians who stayed nearby the administrative headquarters of Wadajir district at the time of the attack.

“The death toll may rise because of the number of seriously injured persons rushed to nearby hospitals,” said police officials.

No group has claimed responsibility so far.

However, in the past al-Qaida-linked al-Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility for similar terrorist attacks in Somalia and neighbouring countries.

 

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