Explosion hits Mogadishu tonight

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At least one person was killed and two others were injured in a car bomb blast in Mogadishu’s Howlwadag district tonight.

The car bomb killed its driver and exploded near the Baar-Ubah intersection in Howlwadag district, according to the district police chief.

The state-run news agency SONNA, quoting Howlwadag district police commander Najib Abdi, said the vehicle rammed into a military checkpoint at the Carwo-Idko intersection and exploded as it was being chased.

The commander said only the driver of the vehicle was killed in the blast, and two bystanders were injured.

According to our sources, the truck loaded with explosives was on its way to enter city centre, although its target has not yet been determined.


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