Eight killed and 13 children injured in bomb blast near school in Somalia


According to the Somali National News Agency (SNNA), the blast occurred in Mogadishu’s Hodan district, near two schools and the residence of former president Abdikasim Salat Hassan.

According to SNNA, police say the target was an armored vehicle protecting the United States.

The East African Somali capital has been rocked by bomb attacks, in which dozens have been killed or injured.

The bombings have been linked to the notorious terrorist group al-Shabaab, which has claimed responsibility for some attacks in the past.

In early March, more than 20 people were killed, and at least 30 were injured. a deadly car explosion Police told CNN at the time that at the entrance to the popular Luul Yemeni restaurant near the port.

Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack on the facility which was hit twice within a year.

After this there was a bomb blast in the restaurant another car explosion Near the Somalian presidential palace in Mogadishu in mid-February.

At least one person was killed and 10 were injured in that attack.

Al-Shabaab had earlier claimed responsibility for a bombing at the gate of Mogadishu’s Afrique Hotel in January.

Mohamed Noor Galal, former Defense Minister of Somalia, was killed in the explosion The hotel, which is often visited by senior officials of the country, said the police.

The al-Shabaab Islamic sect was driven out of Mogadishu in 2011 by local forces with the help of the Union of Africa, but the militant group has continued to carry out deadly attacks in the city.