Somalia: Deadly blast hits Mogadishu marketplace

Source: Deutsche Welle [Germany]

“At least 14 people were killed and more than 30 injured on Sunday when a bomb went off at a market in western Mogadishu, Somali officials say. A police officer, Captain Mohamed Hussein, said the powerful blast was thought to be from a car bomb. He added that the casualty toll might rise, as many of the wounded victims had suffered critical injuries. … No group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast. However, the incident bears the hallmark of an attack by the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab.” (02/19/17)