Several killed in car bomb attack near Somali parliament

At least four people have been killed and 10 wounded when a car bomb exploded close to a checkpoint near Somalia’s parliament in the capital Mogadishu, police said.

A plume of thick black smoke was seen over the city on Wednesday, and witnesses said a number of vehicles were on fire.

“Explosives were packed in a vehicle which the security forces think was trying to pass through the checkpoint but because he could not do that, the suicide bomber detonated it,” said police officer Adan Abdullahi.

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Source: Al Jazeera