At least three people killed in blast in Somali capital: police

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Posted: May 03, 2014 6:16 AM

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - At least three people were killed and several wounded in Mogadishu on Friday when a bomb exploded on a busy street in the Somali capital, a police official and witnesses said.

A Reuters witness saw the wrecked government car and five wounded people lying on the street. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

"So far 3 people have died and 10 others were injured," Farah Nur, a police officer told Reuters. "The explosion was targeted at a government car. We believe the bomb was planted in the ground."

(Reporting by Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar; Writing by James Macharia; Editing by Louise Ireland)