A district commissioner was wounded Saturday in Buurhakaba, southern Somalia when a landmine exploded in his office, a witnesses said.
Abdi Mohamed, a resident in Buurhakabo, said the explosion could have been targeting the district commissioner in the town.
“The explosion went off minutes when the district commissioner Mohamed Amiin Abdi was inside his office during the blast. He was injured. He was rushed to a nearby medical facility for treatment,” said Mohamed.
Another witness who asked anonymity said there was a huge explosion a few minutes after the district commissioner entered the office.
“I did not know what exactly it was, but I fled for safety when I heard a deafening explosion coming from the direction of the office,” said the witness.