MOQDISHU,SOMALIA

Somali Policeman

Somali Policeman

Two Somali security officers were killed in a bomb blast in Mogadishu on Thursday, officials said.

Salah Omar Hassan, spokesman for Banadir regional administration, said the blast near Muno Hotel in Mogadishu's Hamarweyne district was caused by an improvised explosive device, which was fitted inside the police officer's car that exploded.

"We lost one police officer and his security guard, and another one was injured in the blast.

Bomb attack carried out by the jihadist group Al Shabaab in the capital, Mogadishu, as confirmed by the authorities.The bomb had been placed in the vehicle of the police commander, identified as Abdishakur Hussein Abdi, an attack in which another officer who was with him at the time of the explosion has died.


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