Scores are feared dead after a car bomb exploded on a busy street in the center of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, a blast our reporter there terms the biggest he’s heard in years.
There has been no claim of responsibility, although jihadist group al-Shabaab has carried out numerous attacks in the country.
The militant group has waged a near-decade long war in the Horn of African country, seeking to topple government and instill a strict sharia-based system of governance.
— Abdulaziz Billow Ali (@AbdulBillowAli) October 14, 2017
An emergency service provider is on the scene evacuating the injured. It says it will give an update on the death toll once confirmed.
— Aamin Ambulance (@AaminAmbulance) October 14, 2017