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At least 20 killed in separate bombings in Mogadishu

Storyline:National News, Security


  • Four bombings hit  Mogadishu killing 19 people
  • Ministry of Labour attack killed at least 10 people and wounded 10 others
  • Ex-Control Afgooye attack claimed 7 lives
  • The fourth blast hit Hawlwadaq district -no casualties reported.
  • Warshadaha street in Daynile district  blast – 2 killed

Close to 20 people among them a deputy minister were killed in multiple bombing attacks in Mogadishu and its environs.

Al-Shabaab militants drove into the Ministry of Labour office block leaving in its wake at least ten dead and ten others injured. Deputy Labour Minister Saqar Ibrahim Abdalla was among those killed in the 11 am bombing.

Police sources told Goobjoog News about ten bodies had been retrieved from the building which also houses the ministry of public works in Shangani area.

Ambulance service Aaamin Ambulance said it had ferried ten injured people to various city hospitals.

The entrance to the Ministry of Labour building damaged when an explosives laded vehicle rammed into it. Photo: Goobjoog News

An explosives loaded vehicle rammed into the building followed by heavy gunfire as security forces engaged the militants in gunfire. Three explosions went off within a span of 15 minutes.

Police said all the militants had been killed.

Meanwhile, three other bombings hit various parts of the city today killing a total of 9 people and injuring five. Separate blasts hit  Ex-Control Afgooye area killing 7 people while in Warshadaha street in Daynile district two people were killed in a blast.

The fourth blast hit Hawlwadaq district but there were no casualties reported.