Explosion in Mogadishu targeting Turkish Nationals1 min read
Reports from Hodan district in Mogadishu confirm that a car bomb has exploded this evening near the district headquarter.
The bomb struck in front of a passing car carrying three Turkish nationals and their Somali driver.
According to local sources, four Turkish nationals were injured in the blast, and the exact cause of the blast is not yet known.
Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the bombings, which have carried out similar attacks in the capital, Mogadishu, and attacks on foreigners and officials.
Al-Shabaab has stepped up its terrorist activities as the country prepares to finalize parliamentary elections and thus reducing the fighting against the group by security agencies.
The vehicle was severely damaged and its front parts torn due to the force of the blast.