Explosion in Mogadishu this morning and details emerging

A landmine blast has this morning occurred near Eng Yarisow (Ex-Konis) football stadium in Abdiaziz district of Mogadishu, Benadir region.

According to reports, a landmine blast targeted the car of Yaqshid district commissioner of Benadir region Muse Gesey Jim’ale as he was leaving Eng Yarisow Football Stadium at the time of the blast.

The Yaqshid district commissioner is said to have survived the blast and according to witnesses, two civilians were injured in the blast with at least 1 motorcyclist dead.

Somali police arrived at the scene of the blast, and officers then left the area after conducting investigations and arresting suspected people nearby.

Roadside bombs have been on the rise in the capital Mogadishu recently as security is deteriorating in the country in the last month in up to to the general elections of 2020.

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