Mogadishu, Somalia (Horn Observer) At least 10 people were killed and 20 others injured, including 13 students, after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the school, which reportedly targeted a local security company, witnesses and officials.
Witnesses said a car loaded with explosives hit a convoy passing near the Mucasir school in Hodan district. The area of the attack is now known as the former Presidential Palace Abdiqasim.
“This is a tragedy. The explosion took place in front of the Mucassar school in the Hodan district of Mogadishu and killed and injured students and civilians nearby,” said Dr Abdulkadir Adan, president of Aamin Ambalance on twitter.
Another Somali government official said at least 13 students were injured in the attack.
Somalia’s Alqaida branch, Al-Shabaab, immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was a suicide bombing aimed at a convoy escorting “white officers” departing from General Gordon’s training camp, but their claim could not be independently verified. There are other sources that say that the AU convoy was the target.
More updates will follow, stay with us.