Five killed in second car bomb attack in Mogadishu

First car bomb damaged three vehicles along Maka al Mukarama street

Five people people were killed and over five others were injured in a car bombing around Debka junction in Mogadishu this afternoon barely four hours after another car bomb, both along Maka al Mukarama street.

Deputy police commissioners Zakia Ahmed told journalists five people were killed in the attack and five others were injured. Emergency medical provider Aamin ambulance put the number of injured at 13.

The first bomb outside Hotel Mubarak along Maka al Mukarama street destroyed three vehicles. No one was injured.

The attacks come two days ahead of the National Security Council meeting slated for April 19-23. Heads of regional governments are expected to arrive in the city from tomorrow to participate in the meeting which comes close to a year after the last one.

Bomb attacks have increased in the Mogadishu since the beginning of the year killing at least 100 people so far. It is not clear if any group claimed responsibility for today’s attacks.

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