Loud Explosion In Somali Capital, 3 Journalists Injured

  • Yusuff Olayode Tuesday Aug 30, 2016

A very huge blast was heard in a hotel in front of Presidential Villa, Somali capital on Tuesday.

According to reports, at least three Somali journalists were among the victims of the car bomb explosion.

Police said that a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint of the president's residence.

Al-Shabaab terrorists have been responsible for series of attacks in the territory.

A radio station of the al Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab group said it was behind the attack.

PHOTO: The blast rocked a block b/w SYL hotel &  #Somali presidential palace, destroying parts of the hotel. 5 dead. pic.twitter.com/RfMcGk5f2l — Omar Nor (@Omaar_nor) August 30, 2016

The atatck is comming less than 24 hours after Somali Government said a senior Al-Shabaab commander Ibrahim Aden Ibrahim surrendered himself to its National Intelligence Agency () Monday.

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