Three killed in Mogadishu suicide bomb blast

MOGADISHU (SD) – At least three people were killed and seven wounded by a suicide car bomb just outside custodial corps headquarters in ex-control Afgoye in Mogadishu.

Abdirahman Haji Aden, director of Amin Ambulance said those injured are mainly civilians,

“So far, we know that three were killed and seven others were injured in the blast,” Abdikadir said.

A police spokesman, Col. Abdiqani Mohamed Qalaf, who spoke to AP said the suicide bomber tried to drive into the headquarters near the ex-control Afgoye road but was thwarted.

“He could have killed more people if not stopped,” Qalaf said. He said two soldiers and three passers-by were among the dead.

Somali-based al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack via radio Andalus, saying they attacked the headquarter and killed more seven soldiers.

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