Car bomb kills three in Somalia capital

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A Somali security officer secures the scene of an explosion at a market in Wadajir district in Mogadishu, Somalia November 26, 2018 REUTERS/Feisal Omar
A Somali security officer secures the scene of an explosion at a market in Wadajir district in Mogadishu, Somalia November 26, 2018 REUTERS/Feisal Omar

At least three people died after a car bomb exploded on Monday in front of shops in the Wadajir district of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said.

“A parked car laden with explosives exploded in front of shops. So far we know three people died,” Major Mohamed Hussein, a police officer, told Reuters. “Death toll may rise because there are many shops there.”

Reuters reports that a witness saw several destroyed shops and blood stains at the blast scene.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

This is the second car bomb attack in the Somalia capital this month.

On November 9, Al Shabaab militants killed over 53 people in Mogadishu after setting off multiple car bombs.

Earlier in the day, the Islamic militant group killed at least 15 people after gunmen and a suicide car bomber struck a religious centre in central Somalia.