Mogadishu, the capital of the African country of Somalia, was rocked by a suicide car bomb blast late Friday. The bomb attack outside a restaurant near the port of Mogadishu killed more than 20 people and injured more than 30 people. The condition of many of the injured remains critical. An emergency service official gave information about this on Saturday morning.
According to a Somalia media report, a fog of smoke began to rise in the sky after a car bomb exploded outside a restaurant in the capital. The explosion was so overwhelming that the windows of many surrounding buildings were broken. There was also a shootout after the blast. Dr. Abdulkadir Adan, founder of Amen Ambulance Service, said that 20 bodies have been recovered from the blast site and more than 30 injured have been admitted to the hospital for treatment.
People present at the time of the incident said that the explosion took place outside the Lyul Yamani restaurant near the port. Ahmed Abdullahi, a resident close to the site of the incident, said, “A high speed car exploded outside the Lyul Yamani restaurant.” I was going to the restaurant, but when the explosion occurred, I came out safely. After the explosion, the entire area was covered with smoke.
According to a report by Somalia government-controlled Radio Mogadishu, properties at the blast site have also suffered significant damage. At present, the police have laid siege to the area. At the same time, no one has claimed responsibility for this incident yet.
The Islamic terrorist organization Al Shabaab often carries out such bombings in Somalia and elsewhere. The purpose of the terrorist organization is to make its campaign successful by eliminating the central government of the African country. Al Shabaab establishes its rule in Somalia based on its strict interpretation of Islamic Sharia law.