Deaths Reported in Mogadishu Car Bombing

Several people were killed in a car bomb explosion described locally as a suicide attack near Mogadishu airport on January 12.

Ahmed Abdihadi, who was driving nearby and recorded this footage, said he thought it was a vehicle explosion.

Abdalle Ahmed Mumin, a local journalist, cited security sources as saying “government officials” were targeted.

Spokesman Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu said the government “condemned” the “cowardly attack”.

He said at least four people died. An official with the ambulance service said at least eight had died, local media said.

The Mogadishu news outlet Allbanaadir said Al Shabaab had claimed responsibility for the attack. Credit: Ahmed Abdihadi via Storyful

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