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More than 30 killed including children and foreigners in car bombing at busy checkpoint in Somalian capital Mogadishu
- Blast is reported to have occurred at Ex-Control checkpoint in Mogadishu today
- A police officer said the blast was ‘devastating’ and that more than 20 were dead
- Mogadishu Mayor said at least 90 civilians, mostly students, had been injured
- Government spokesman Ismail Mukhtar said death toll likely to increase further
- Children are among the injured, as are a group of university students on a bus
A car bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint during morning rush hour in Somalia’s capital today, killing at least 30 people, some of whom were children.
The toll was likely to rise as more than 60 wounded people were being rushed to hospitals, Ismail Mukhtar said. It was one of the deadliest attacks in Mogadishu in recent memory.
The blast took place at the Ex-Control checkpoint, a tax collection centre in Mogadishu, and comes amid persistent insecurity in the Horn of Africa nation.
Police described the blast as ‘devastating’ and at least 90 civilians are believed to have been injured in the explosion.
Children were among the wounded. Also among them were several university students who had been traveling in a bus, Hussein said. Photos from the scene showed the mangled frames of vehicles.