7 killed by bomb blast next to Somali capital airport

A car bomb exploded near the entrance of Mogadishu international airport.

7 killed by bomb blast next to Somali capital airport

World Bulletin / News Desk

Seven people were killed when a car bomb exploded on Thursday near the entrance of Mogadishu's heavily guarded international airport where many foreign diplomats are based, police said.

"A car laden with explosives was remotely exploded in front of a tea shop just outside the airport," senior police officer Colonel Abdikadir Ahmed told Reuters.

"So far we have confirmed 7 people dead and 15 others injured. Many cars got burnt. We believe al Shabaab was behind the attack."

Ahmed Omar, a member of airport staff, said a deafening blast rang out near the airport and then the "sky was covered with smoke".

Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the car bomb.

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