Wednesday January 8, 2020
MOGADISHU (HOL) - Five people were killed and 15 others injured in a car bomb attack in Mogadishu Wednesday barely a week after close to 100 others were killed in the outskirts of the city.A vehicle loaded with explosives went burst at a checkpoint in Sayidka area near parliament killing at least five people in an attack claimed by the militant group Al-Shabaab.
The attack is the group’s first offensive in the city in 2020.
The heavily secured area locates the Internal Security headquarters on the left and the Lower House building some metres away straight ahead.
Al-Shabaab drove in a vehicle loaded with explosives in July 2018 to the Security Ministry and in its wake left 20 people dead.
Today’s attack comes slightly more than a week when Al-Shabaab killed 89 people in a truck bomb at Ex-Control area.
Among those killed were university students and Turkish road constructors.
Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.