Somalia: Suicide Blast Targets Government Offices in Mogadishu


At least six people were killed and another 16 injured when a car bomb exploded outside a government office in Mogadishu on Monday, Somali police and rescue workers said. Witnesses saw huge clouds of smoke above the city following a loud blast and gunfire. 
 
"Our ambulance teams have collected the dead bodies of six people," said Abdiqadir Abdirahman, director of the city's Aamin Ambulance service. He said 16 others were wounded in the blast. Security forces said a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle laden with explosives at the compound of a local government office.

"A suicide car bomb rammed into the office of Hodan district of Mogadishu," Major Mohamed Nur, a police officer, said on Monday.

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