Two car bombs in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu killed 22 people

A general view shows the scene of an explosion in KM4 street in the Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia October 14, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
Vastavam web: Two car bombs in separate parts of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu killed at least 22 people on Saturday and injured several others, police said.The first explostion – in the city’s K5 Junction area which is lined with government offices, hotels, and restaurants – destroyed several buildings and set dozens of vehicles on fire.
“The death toll will surely rise. We are still busy transporting casualties,” he said, adding that there were bodies under the rubble.About two hours later, a second blast took place in the city’s Madina district.There was no immediate claim of responsibility, although the Islamist al Shabaab group has carried out regular attacks.The al Qaeda-allied group is waging an insurgency to topple the weak U.N.-backed government and its African Union allies and impose its own strict interpretation of Islam.