Car bomb explosion reported in downtown Mogadishu

A huge explosion was heard on Sunday noon in Mogadishu, the Somali capital amid tight security measures that have been in place in the past few months.

Local Police are investigating a blast resulted from an explosive device planted under a car seat that detonated in downtown Mogadishu. No injuries were reported.

No group has immediately claimed the responsibility for the attack which shattered a period of calm in Mogadishu, which is stabilizing after nearly 25 years of chaotic violence.

The Somali government has deployed additional police personnel on the main roads to prevent Al Shabaab from carrying out more attacks in the city.



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