Car blast kills government worker in Somali capital

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 10, 2017 2:53 AM

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A government official was killed by a bomb planted in his car in Somalia's capital on Monday, officials said.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, but Islamist militant group al Shabaab has stepped up bomb attacks in Mogadishu to challenge a new government.

"The car bomb killed a junior government worker," Abdifatah Omar Halane, the spokesman for Mogadishu's mayor, said.

(Reporting by Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh; Writing by Clement Uwiringiyimana; Editing by Andrew Heavens)