A car bomb has exploded on Tursday in the Somalian capital city, Mogadishu, killing 7 people and wounding several others.

According to the Reuters News Agency, it was not yet clear who had carried out the bombing.


The Islamist group al Shabaab has frequently carried out bombings in Mogadishu and other towns, seeking to destabilise the western-allied central government.


“I have counted seven dead bodies of civilians,” Major Nur Hussein, a police officer, told Reuters by phone.


He said the car exploded just as a minibus carrying civilians was passing by. The death toll was likely to rise, he said.


A Reuters witness at the scene said he saw at least three dead bodies and a damaged minibus with blood stains on it.

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