Somalia: Car bomb blast rocks Mogadishu, 60 killed

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 28 Dec 2019

Mogadishu: At least 60 people were killed as a suicide car bomb blast rocked Somalia's capital city Mogadishu on Saturday, media reports said.

The blast occurred at a checkpoint at a busy intersection in the capital city.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the bomb but al-Shabab militants have often carried out attacks there, reported BBC.

Al-Shabab is a Islamist terror organization which is allied to Al-Qaeda.

One Somali MP, Mohamed Abdirizak claimed that the blast left 90 people killed.

He tweeted: " I was informed the death toll stands over 90 including 17 somali police officers, 73 civilians and 4 foreign nationals. May Allah have mercy on the victims of this barbaric attack."

Condemning the incident, British ambassador to Somalia Ben Fender tweeted: "Such awful scenes at ExCon Afgoye. By what delusion do the terrorists think God wills this and not love? In what contempt do they hold their fellow citizens? Our hearts go out all the victims and their loved ones. May those taken from us by today rest in eternal peace."

Image: Ben Fender Twitter page 

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