A suicide car bomb ripped through a European Union (EU) convoy near the Somali defense ministry in the capital of Mogadishu on Monday, police and witnesses said.
A police officer who declined to be named told Xinhua over the phone that a convoy of the Italian troops was hit by a huge car bomb.
“Italian troops traveling near Jalle Ziyad area were hit by a suicide car bomb. We didn’t hear of any casualty,” the officer said.
Witnesses reported the blast, saying they have seen a huge plume of smoke rising above the place.
“It was so huge; we learnt that foreign troops were targeted. Somali forces arrived at the scene and cordoned off the area,” one eyewitness, Duniyo Ali, told Xinhua…..