Over 15 killed in Mogadishu car bomb explosion

At least 17 killed and more than 30 others wounded in Mogadishu car bomb blast, medical sources per medical sources.

According to Madina General Hospital director, Mohamed Yusuf, 17 bodies were received at the hospital by medics.

The Deputy Commander of Somali Police Force, General Zakia Hussein said the blast was caused by Toyota Noah car occurred while intercepted by the security agencies.

“About 10:40 am in the morning security agencies intercepted Toyota Noah car that tried to gain access by force at the security checkpoint in KM4 but exploded.” General Hussein.

The explosion came just two days after security reports emerged warning of possible VBIED in Mogadishu.
Armed group al-Shabaab claimed the responsibility for the attack.