Eight people were killed and over a dozen injured in a car bombing on Thursday morning near a school in Mogadishu, the Somalian capita.
The attack has been claimed by Al-Shabaab jihadists in the troubled country.
A large explosion occurred in a busy part of Somalia’s capital during the morning rush hour. The blast near the K4 junction in the heart of Mogadishu triggered a plume of smoke. Eight people were reportedly killed while 17 sustained injuries while the bomb caused heavy damage to the school and vehicles parked nearby..
Terrorist group, Al-Shabaab, on Thursday claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. Their military operations spokesman, Abdiasis Abu Musab, told the newsmen that the explosion targeted a United Nations convoy protected by AMISOM forces.
The Al-Qaeda-linked group said it targeted Western officials being escorted by the African Union peacekeeping convoy.
Al-Shabaab has been fighting the Somalian central Government since 2007 to establish its own rule which is based on its strict interpretation of the Muslim sharia law.