​Somalia: Bomb blast near KM-4 junction in Mogadishu


MOGADISHU, Somalia- At least four people were confirmed wounded in a bomb blast targeted Qatar embassy in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday evening, Garowe Online reports.

An eyewitness said the explosion has resulted from an Improvised Explosives Device (IED) planted in a highway near the heavily guarded diplomatic zone around busy KM4 junction in the capital.

The blast has left four pedestrians wounded who were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital.

Somali Police and the security guards of Qatar Embassy cordoned off the scene, and launched an investigation into the incident, according to the witnesses who spoke to GO over the phone from the area.

This was the second bomb attack in Mogadishu in a day.

At least seven people, mostly civilians were killed, and a dozen wounded in a car bomb explosion at lunchtime on Wednesday at a restaurant near the headquarters of ministries of Internal Security and Youth in the city.

No group claimed responsibility for the bombings, however, the Al-Qaida-linked group Al Shabaab often carries out such attacks in Mogadishu, to topple the UN-backed Somalia's Federal Government.


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