The aftermath of a car bomb attack targeting the Ministry of Internal Security
Mogadishu (HOL) – A large explosion believed to be a suspected car bomb was heard outside two government offices.
According to local witnesses a car bomb placed on the street outside of a restaurant that is near both the Ministry of Internal Security and the Ministry of Youth and Sports
The number of those killed or injured in the attack is still unknown although there are unconfirmed reports of at least 5 dead and many more feared
Emergency response vehicles are racing towards the blast site to assist the injured.
There has be no immediate claim of responsibility but Al-Shaabab, one of the only active insurgency groups in the country with bomb-making materials and expertise is widely believed to be behind the attack.