Somali govt spokesman injured in suicide car bomb attack

A general view of the scene of a car-bomb explosion in Mogadishu on Jan 12, 2022 where at least six people were killed and several others wounded. (STRINGER / AFP)

MOGADISHU – A Somali government spokesman was injured in a suicide car bombing in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, Sunday, said a police official.

Police spokesman Abdifitah Aden said that a suicide bomber blew himself up at Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimu's vehicle at a busy Dabka intersection in Mogadishu.

Police spokesman Abdifitah Aden said that a suicide bomber blew himself up at a busy Dabka intersection in Mogadishu

"The government spokesman is currently hospitalized in Mogadishu," Aden told journalists and promised to provide more details once the ongoing investigations are completed.

Witnesses said the former journalist escaped with slight injuries and is out of danger.

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No group has claimed responsibility for the latest attack in the restive city but the militant group, al-Shabab, frequently stages such attacks in the capital and elsewhere in Somalia.