Somalia roadside bombing kills 6 north of Mogadishu

2017-10-22 20:49


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Mogadishu - A Somali police officer says a roadside bomb has killed six people and injured three others.

Colonnel Ahmed Nur says the bomb struck a minibus carrying farmers near Bal'ad town just north of the capital, Mogadishu, on Sunday.

There is no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing in an area that has seen clashes between government forces and fighters with the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab extremist group.

Al-Shabab carries out guerrilla attacks across large parts of southern and central Somalia.

The roadside bombing comes little over a week after a massive truck bombing in Mogadishu killed at least 358 people in the country's worst attack.

Somalia's president has told troops to prepare for a "state of war" and new offensive against al-Shabaab.

Read more on:    somalia  |  east africa

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.