As a result of the explosion in a car of high-ranking officials who were leaving the military base in Mogadishu, at least 15 people were killed and a minivan with civilians was destroyed. This is reported by Reuters, referring to the Somali military.
It is reported that the attack was carried out by al-Shabaab militants.
The terrorist attack occurred a week after President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed replaced his security chiefs and called on al Shabaab militants to surrender within 60 days in exchange for education and jobs.
"At least 15 people, mostly civilians, died as a result of the explosion on Sunday," said Somali major Hussein Nur. "We do not know the exact figures: all the people in the destroyed minivan were killed, and also soldiers and private guards were killed," the military added.
The government official said that, given the condition of the bodies of the deceased, it would be difficult to give an exact figure of dead.