Mogadishu-(Puntland Mirror) Roadside bomb has killed at least 18 civilians in Lafole area near the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Police said.
“All the 18 people on board the mini-bus are dead and burnt. A remotely controlled bomb along the road exploded,” said Abidkadir Mohamed, a police officer at the scene who told Reuters news agency.
The civilian casualties occurred early Thursday when a mini-bus carrying the civilian hit an improvised explosive device, according to the police.
According to the local media reports, a father and his two children were among the dead.
There is no group has claimed the responsibility for the attack, but al-Qaeda militants group al-Shabab which is battling to overthrow internationally recognized Somali government, frequently attacks government officials and civilians.