Huge Blast Rocks Mogadishu Port Area, 16 Dead


Update: Car bomb explodes outside Mogadishu, at least 16 feared dead.

Mogadishu: A huge explosion has killed several people near the port of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, as per reports.

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Witnesses say they saw about seven bodies. The blasts were followed by the sound of gunfire. One report said a suicide bomber had targeted a tax collection facility at the port but this was not confirmed.

No group has said it carried out the attack but the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab often carries out such bombings in the capital.