Explosions Hit Near Mogadishu Presidential Palace, 1 Kills

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Mogadishu: At least one person was killed and five others injured on Monday after mortar shells were fired near the presidential place in Mogadishu, police and witnesses said on Monday.

“At least one child was killed and other civilians were wounded after mortar shells landed at populated place. The wounded people were rushed to the hospital for treatment,” Sabriye said.

He added that the incident also caused fear among the residents. Witnesses reported that six mortar shells landed at the neighborhood near the Somalia presidential place.

“I was inside the house when I heard huge explosions and then I got out and established that mortar shells landed and resulted in several casualties,” Muno Abdi, Mogadishu resident told Xinhua.

District Commissioner of Wardhigley District Yassin had earlier confirmed the incident. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Al-Qaida linked group Al-Shabaab militants are suspected to have conducted the attack.