Six people injured in an explosion near the parliament building in Somalia

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Six people were injured in a powerful car bomb explosion near the parliament building in the Somali capital Mogadishu. About this on Saturday, February 13, writes CNN, citing a police source.

According to the law enforcement officer, the explosion occurred at about nine o’clock in the morning (coincides with Moscow time).

“Security forces prevented a potentially major suicide bomber attack near Saidika Junction after the suicide bomber ignored orders and did not stop at the Dabka checkpoint. The explosion occurred after the soldiers fired at the car. Damage is minimized. Six people were injured, only a suicide bomber died, ”Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimu, a spokesman for the federal government of Somalia and senior adviser to the prime minister on media relations, wrote on Twitter.

It was the second major explosion in the Somali capital in recent weeks. On January 31, five people, as well as four attackers, were killed in a terrorist attack on the Afrik hotel. The attack began with the explosion of a mined car, after which a shootout began between Somali security officials and militants of the Al-Shabaab terrorist group (banned in the Russian Federation) for eight hours.

In December 2020, a car bomb exploded on a busy street in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The terrorist attack killed 90 people, including 17 Somali police officers and 73 civilians. According to the mayor of the city, Omar Filish, students from Benadir University are among the dead.

Later it became known that a suicide bomber blew up a truck in the Somali capital Mogadishu.