The attack carried out by the the al-Qaida-linked terror group occured close to a school.
At least five people were killed and many wounded after a large explosion rocked a busy part of Somalia’s capital during the morning rush hour on Thursday, November 25, 2021.
According to witnesses, a plume of smoke was seen rising above Mogadishu on Thursday.
The extremist group Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack that occured close a a school.
Abdulkadir Adan of the Amin ambulance service confirmed the five deaths to The Associated Press, and the service said at least 15 wounded people have been rushed to a hospital.
Al-Shabab in a statement carried by its Andalus radio said it targeted Western officials being escorted by the African Union peacekeeping convoy. But a witness, Hassan Ali, told the AP that a private security company was escorting the officials and said he saw four of the security personnel wounded.
The al-Qaida-linked terror group frequently targets the capital with attacks.