At least 29 people have been killed, and dozens more injured in a suicide blast that has hit the port area of Somali capital Mogadishu, Reuters reports citing police. Al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda-linked militant group, has claimed responsibility.
The attack hit near the entrance to the busy port. “The bomber targeted a civilian area, there were porters and other small scale traders in the area when the blast occurred,” according to senior police officer Ibrahim Mohamed, as cited by AFP.
The militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack, according to Reuters. The Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group often stages similar attacks in the country.
|Residents carry the dead body of a man killed after a suicide car bomb went off at the entrance of Somalia's biggest port in the capital Mogadishu December 11, 2016. © Feisal Omar / Reuters|
Culled from: RT