Somalia: Car bomb rams local government building in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia - A suicide car bomb rammed into a local government office in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital on Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m., causing casualties, Garowe Online reports.
A witness confirmed to Garowe Online that a bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle into the gates of Wardhigley district located near the country's heavily fortified presidential palace, Villa Somalia.
"There are casualties but so far we do not have a figure,” said the witness.
Huge clouds of smoke seen above the city following a loud blast that was followed by sustained gunfire.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings and gun attacks in the capital Mogadishu and other parts of Somalia as the group tries to topple the UN-backed Federal government.
This is a developing story, more updates to follow soon.