At least 10 people killed following a car bomb exploded at a crowded shopping mall in Mogadishu

7 month ago

Police and witnesses said a car bomb exploded Monday morning in a crowded mall in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, killing at least 10 people and injuring dozens.

Captain Farah Osman, a Somali police officer who was present at the scene, said the explosion took place at a shopping mall in Mogadishu in the Hamarweyne shopping district in the capital.

Osman said the death toll could rise as some of the injured were in critical condition.

Ibrahim Jama, a witness, said the explosion hit the windows of several commercial buildings nearby.

Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.

The terrorist group linked to al-Qaeda was also responsible for three attacks last November, which left at least 52 dead and more than 100 wounded.

The bombs exploded near a popular hotel of Somali visitors and international journalists.

Since 2006, the group has carried out several attacks in Mogadishu, killing international aid workers, journalists, civilian leaders and peacekeepers, as well as government and military targets in Somalia.