At least three people killed in landmine blast in Mogadishu

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/12/23 15:27:50

At least three people were on Thursday evening killed and three others injured in an explosion in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, officials said.

The blast occurred at a garage near Black-Sea village in Hodan district. A landmine concealed inside rubbish blew up, local government spokesman Abdifitah Omar Halane told reporters on Friday.

"The landmine explosion killed a security soldier and two civilians and wounded three others," Halane said.

The garage area has been condoned off.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which came at a time when Somali security forces are beefing up security in the capital.

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