A suicide car bomb targeting a police convoy carrying one of Mogadishu’s police chief commissioners exploded at a busy junction in the Somali capital, killing at least nine people and injuring eight others.

Iran PressAfrica: The convoy was carrying Farhan Mohamud, Banaadir’s regional police chief, survived Saturday’s blast, police spokesman Sadiq Aden Ali said.

Somalian media quoted the country’s police as saying that a vehicle rigged with explosives hit a convoy carrying Banaadir’s regional police chief.

Al-Shabaab, a terrorist group that wants to overthrow the government, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

It was the second large explosion in the city this month. A blast targeting a tea shop killed at least 10 people last week.

Last month, a suicide bomb attack at a military base in Mogadishu killed at least 15 people.


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