Two killed in suicide car bombing in Somali capital

Mogadishu, Oct 24 (IANS) A suicide car bomber killed two person and injured four others on Sunday evening in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a local official said.

Xinhua news agency quoted Bondhere District Commissioner Qasim Abdullahi as saying that the suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden car outside an eatery near the Daljirka Dahsoon Monument in Bondhere district.

Daljirka Dahsoon is “a popular place for people in the evening”, said Abdullahi.

Police and witnesses said there was a huge blast, sparking panic.

“We heard a heavy blast near Daljirka. Everybody was running around and we learned it was a car explosion,” witness Hassan Shire told Xinhua news agency.

No group has yet claimed responsibility, but Somalia-based Islamist group Al-Shabaab carries out frequent attacks in the country, many of them in Mogadishu.

–IANS

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