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One person dies in Mogadishu bomb blast

One person dies in Mogadishu bomb blast

One person has been killed after a bomb fitted in a vehicle went off Saturday morning in Mogadishu.

Three others were injured in the blast and were rushed to a hospital where they are undergoing treatment.

Witnesses said that the car was partly destroyed after the bomb went off in the front part of the vehicle.

“The explosion was very violent and loud. It was heard all around the area. It shattered the windows and ripped off parts of the front seats of the vehicle where the driver was sitting,” Muhsin Ali, a journalist.

According to Ali, the blast happened near Daljirka Dahsoon (a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier) in Mogadishu.

“We think the bomb, an Improvised Explosive Device, fitted in the car exploded killing the driver and injuring two occupants and a passer-by,” Ali said.

No group has yet claimed the responsibility for the attack.

The latest deadly explosion comes barely hours after Somali president ordered reopening of major roads in Mogadishu.

Among the roads ordered to be reopened are Maka Al-Mukarama, Sodonka-Street and Afisyone street.

Somali government officials vowed to tackle insecurity in the capital which has recently been witnessing intermittent explosions and targeted killing of both civilians and government officials.

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