Eight people were killed in a bomb attack on a police convoy in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. Somali police spokesman, Sadik Aden, said in a statement that the vehicle carrying Banadir Police Chief Farhan Mohamud was targeted in the attack.
Stating that the attack caused loss of life, Aden stated that Mohamud survived the attack. Somali media, on the other hand, reported that 8 people lost their lives and many people were injured, including Qarole’s bodyguards, in their news based on unnamed police officials.
“I have seen eight dead bodies at the scene including a woman,” Hassan Sayid Ali, a driver of a three-wheeled motorised vehicle taxi told Reuters at the scene of the blast at Banadir junction in Mogadishu.
While no one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, it was stated that the surrounding buildings were damaged by the explosion. However, Al-Shabaab, which wants to overthrow the government and impose its strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law, frequently carries out such bombings.