Five killed in car bomb blast in Mogadishu
Sylvie Claire / November 25, 2021
Five people were killed Thursday and more than a dozen injured when a car bomb exploded near a school in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a security official said.
There was a car bomb explosion. Five people were confirmed dead and 15 others were injured, Mohamed Abdillahi told AFP, adding that 11 students were among the injured.
We do not know the target of the attack, a private security escort was passing through this area, added the official.
The attack was not immediately reported, but authorities generally attribute such attacks to the al Qaeda-linked jihadist group Shebab.
The Shebab claimed responsibility for the killing on Saturday of a prominent Somali journalist, Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled, director of the state-owned Radio Mogadishu and a vocal critic of the jihadis.
Although driven out of Mogadishu in 2011, the Shebab regularly carry out attacks there as part of their insurgency launched in 2007 to topple the fragile federal government, which is supported at arm's length by the international community.