A strong blast rocked a busy market on Monday within the Somali capital Mogadishu, which is often focused by Al-Shabaab terrorists, police stated.
“There was a powerful explosion on the Hamarweyne market,” stated police officer Ibrahim Mohamed. “Now we have no particulars for now however the space the place the blast occurred is a densely populated market.”
Mohamed stated the market was close to Mogadishu’s municipality buildings.
The Al-Qaeda affiliated group was largely pushed out of Mogadishu in 2011 and has misplaced lots of its strongholds. Nevertheless it retains management of enormous rural swathes of the nation and continues to wage a guerrilla battle in opposition to the authorities.