Dozens of people have been killed and many wounded in a car bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday, police said.
Police officer Mohamed Hussein said the bombing targeted a tax collection center during the morning rush hour. There were conflicting reports about the number of people killed. The adviser to Mogadishu’s mayor said the death toll “is above 90 at the moment”. The death toll is expected to rise.
Emergence services have been dispatched to the scene of the attack pic.twitter.com/DoSU1rTn9H
— Harun Maruf (@HarunMaruf) December 28, 2019
DEVASTATING! A minibus full of university students was among the victims of today’s deadly car bombing in #Mogadishu‘s ex-control area. Video shows blood-stained books and bags belonging to the slain students pic.twitter.com/tx5DRWD0cS
— Ahmed Kosar (@AhmedKosar1) December 28, 2019
Close to 100 wounded people, including children, were rushed to hospitals. Among the injured were several university students who had been traveling in a bus, Hussein said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing.