Thursday, 02 December 2021 11:40 GMT

Car bombing in Somali Capital kills 8, wounds over 17

(MENAFN) According to Somali officials, a minimum of eight citizens were murdered and more than 17 others injured in a car blasting that shook Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday morning.

A police officer reported to Anadolu Agency, the assault aimed at a party of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

He mentioned, "the bomb attack took place during rush hour and there are a lot casualties but I can confirm that at least eight people were killed and more than 17 others were wounded." He also added that the deceased and wounded involve students and teachers who were at a school close to the blast location.

Based on local media, police also proved that the goal of the assault was a group belonging to a national company that "guards the UN" but did not give more information if any UN workers were murdered or wounded in the bombing.

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