Somalia: Roadside bomb kills 3 outside Mogadishu

Somalia
By Staff reporter , Garowe Online
A landmine hits a civilian car outside Mogadishu, kills at least three people [File photo]

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A roadside bomb explosion killed at least three people and wounded several on Thursday in an area outside Mogadishu, the Somali capital, Garowe Online reports.

An eyewitness confirmed to GO that the blast which has resulted from a remote-controlled landmine struck a luxury minibus in Taredishe village, approximately 13 kilometers (8 miles), northwest of Mogadishu.

The witness, speaking condition of anonymity from the area of the bombing said two employees working for Hormuud, a private telecommunications firm based in Mogadishu died in the attack.

A passerby was among the dead. The bomb has missed a Somali military convoy passing in the area and ripped through the civilian car, killing three and wounding two others who were taken to a nearby hospital.

Local authorities reached the scene afterward and confirmed no casualties on the army personnel and an investigation has been launched to find out the masterminds of the deadly incident.

There is still no claim of responsibility for the explosion.

The main highway linking Mogadishu to Afgoye in Lower Shabelle region has hit by such attacks in the past few months, some claimed by Al-Shabab Islamists fighting to depose the UN-backed government.

GAROWE ONLINE