World Huge Explosion and Gunfire Hits Somalia

At least three people have died and seven injured in a "huge" explosion in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Social media reports also claimed gunfire and a ball of smoke could be seen over the city after the explosion, which is believed to have been a car bomb that detonated at Shaqalaha junction, in the busy area known as K-4.


It is believed the explosion was near an ex-cinema and opposite the Somali immigration headquarters, and the target was a senior government official who escaped.

Reports from journalists in the city claim the blast may have been the result of a suicide bomber, but The Independent was unable to confirm this.

- Independent UK
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