In Summary
  • The district mayor, who was in the building at the time, escaped unharmed, administrative and security sources said.
  • The Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab has a history of targeting government buildings in the Somali capital.

Mogadishu,

A suicide bomber killed at least four people and injured several others Tuesday after detonating a car packed with explosives in Mogadishu, Somali security forces said.

"A suicide bomber drove a car loaded with explosives into the entrance of Wardhigley District offices," said security official, Mohamed Samow.

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"We understand that at least four people were killed and several injured in the explosion," he added.

Witnesses at the scene reported a similar toll.

"It was a very large explosion that destroyed several buildings and vehicles in the area," said Said Farey, who saw the attack.

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