At least 3 people killed in blast in Somali capital - police

by Reuters
Saturday, 3 May 2014 10:40 GMT

(Corrects day to Saturday)

MOGADISHU, May 3 (Reuters) - At least three people were killed and several wounded in Mogadishu on Saturday when a bomb exploded on a busy street in the Somali capital, a police official and witnesses said.

A Reuters witness saw the wrecked government car and five wounded people lying on the street. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

"So far 3 people have died and 10 others were injured," Farah Nur, a police officer told Reuters. "The explosion was targeted at a government car. We believe the bomb was planted in the ground." (Reporting by Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar; Writing by James Macharia; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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