Suicide bomber kills two people in Somali capital | The Guardian Nigeria News


At least two people were killed and many more wounded when a suicide bomber targeted military personnel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police and witnesses said.

The sources said the suicide bomber struck near a busy minibus station as he targeted troops preparing to cross a checkpoint fortified with concrete blocks and manned by security officers.

“The blast was caused by a suicide bomber who was trying to strike a military convoy that was passing by the area,” Somali police spokesman Sadik Dudishe told AFP.

“We have confirmed that two people were killed and 23 others wounded, some of them among the military personnel,” Dudishe said.

Mohamud Adan, a police officer near the blast site, said the bombing occurred in a dense civilian area where people board minibuses for Afgoye, 25 kilometres (15 miles) northwest of Mogadishu.

A witness said the bomber was targeting a military vehicle but instead inflicted civilian casualties when his device detonated too…

Source: Guardian Newspaper