Over 7 People were Killed in a Car Suicide Bombing in Somalia

Several more similar attacks were carried out around the country by the same group.
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Security officers gather at the scene of a suicide car bombing at a street junction near the president's residence, in Mogadishu, Somalia, Sept. 25, 2021.

According to authorities, at least seven persons were murdered in a suicide bomber assault in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, on Saturday.

According to Muawiye Mudeey, district commissioner of Mogadishu's Hamarjajab district, a suicide vehicle bomb burst near the Ceelgaab intersection, killing seven people and injuring eight others.

Guuled Ibrahim, a minivan driver and eyewitness, said he saw numerous individuals murdered in the incident.

“The explosion was huge. After the blast occurred, there was gunfire. Minutes later, we rushed to the scene and it was horrific, with a lot of confusion,” Ibrahim said.

The incident was carried out by a suicide vehicle bomber, according to a Somali police spokeswoman.

Shortly after the bombing, the al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabaab terrorist organization claimed responsibility.

Several more similar attacks were carried out around the country by the same group.

A witness at the scene of the explosion told Reuters that the bomb destroyed seven automobiles and three rickshaws and that the whole the intersection was covered in blood.