Three injured in mortar shell attack in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) — At least three people were seriously injured in a mortar shell attack in Mogadishu on Sunday.

Spokesman of local government Abdifitah Omar Halane said unknown person hurled two rounds of mortar shells on the ministry of transport in Mogadishu, wounding three people.

“Two rounds of the mortar shells landed in the ministry of transport this afternoon, causing injuries to three people and burned two cars,” Halane said.

He confirmed that an emergency team rushed to put out the fire after the incident and rushed the injured to hospital.

No group has claimed responsibility for the latest attack, which came a few hours after Al-Shabaab militant group staged a deadly attack in the northern Somalia town of Galkayo, killing at least 15 people.


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