Somalia: Suicide car bombing hits the capital Mogadishu

Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia- A car bomb explosion was reported has targeted an administrative office in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Tuesday afternoon, killing at least six people, Garowe Online reports.

A vehicle laden with bombs exploded near the administrative headquarters of Wadajir district. More than 6 people feared dead and other injured among them is the district commissioner of Wadajir, Omar Abdullahi, said Police official.

Most of the casualties were reported to be civilians who were nearby at time of the car bomb explosion.

A thick white plume of smoke was visible in the air as ambulances rushed to the scene and carried away the wounded to nearby hospitals for treatment, according to GO's correspondent in Mogadishu.

Police said the death toll is likely to rise because of the number of seriously injured in the deadly bombing, which was the latest in series of explosions in the capital over the past few months.

No one has claimed responsibility for today's car bomb explosion in Mogadishu. In the past al-Qaida-linked al-Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility for terrorist attacks in the capital.

GAROWEONLINE

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