Somalia: 7 people killed in explosions in Mogadishu


MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least 7 people have been killed and several others injured in suicide explosions in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

The attacks started with explosions detonated near country’s Presidential Palace in the capital, leaving 7 people dead, a witness said.

He says gunmen fought their way to security checkpoint near the heavily-fortified compound.

Somali security forces killed at least 3 gunmen, who carried out the Saturday’s attack in Mogadishu.

The Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab group claimed the responsibility for the explosions.

Saturday’s attack comes a week after suicide car bomb explosion at Interior Ministry headquarters in Somali capital killed at least 14 people.