Turkish government has condemned the deadly car bomb in Mogadishu, the capital of Mogadishu.

Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) on Monday morning went off a police check point near KM4 junction, killing 17 people and injuring over 10.

In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry expressed concern about the heinous attacks against civilian areas.

“We strongly condemn the terrorist attack perpetrated this morning by a car bomb in Mogadishu, causing death and injury of numerous people,” the Ministry said.

The ministry wished a quick recovery to the victims who were wounded in the bombing.

“We wish Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives, a speedy recovery to the wounded and convey our condolences to the friendly and brotherly Government and people of Somalia,” it condoled.

In a statement posted on its affiliate media, al-Shabaab claimed the responsibility for the attack saying it targeted government soldiers at Security Checkpoint.

The blast came just two days after security agencies warned of possible vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack on unspecified locations in the restive capital, Mogadishu.

Two weeks ago, armed al-Shabaab fighters stormed a hotel in Kismayo town of Southern Somalia, killing more 26 innocent civilians.

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