Published On: Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016

Two hurt as Blast hits army Checkpoint in Mogadishu

At least two people, including a soldier were wounded when assailants attacked a security checkpoint in Mogadishu with a hand grenade on Sunday night, police and residents said.

The bomb attack happened at police checkpoint Fagah junction in Kaaraan district. with reports that nine people have been injured in the blast and taken to nearby hospital.

Somali security forces officials in the area did provide further details on the casualties. No group has claimed responsibility for the grenade attack on the checkpoint in Mogadishu.

In the past few months, Al Shabaab has increased its hit and run attacks in Mogadishu, targeting Somali force members, AU base and Somali government installation.

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