Blast rocks Somali capital; 2 feared dead | Africa | Worldbulletin News
Two were feared dead in a car bombing the northern Somalia capital Mogadishu on Tuesday.
"The information I have is that the explosion that took place at Kilometer 4 killed two people. We are investigating it," Ali Abdi Abdulleh, deputy commissioner of Hodan district, told The Anadolu Agency.
According to eyewitnesses the explosion occurred when a private car exploded as it was passing on a street linking the presidential palace to Mogadishu airport.
There has been no claim of responsibility for the blast.
Somalia has remained in the grip of on-again, off-again violence since the outbreak of civil war in 1991.
Last year, fractious Somalia appeared to inch closer to stability after government troops and African Union forces – deployed in the country since 2007 – drove Al-Shabaab from most of its strongholds.
The militant group, however, has continued to stage attacks against government forces and African peacekeepers.