A car bomb targeting a bulletproof vehicle containing foreigners has killed at least 10 people and wounded four others in the Somali capital, Al Jazeera has learned. In a statement to Al Jazeera, the armed rebel group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s attack in Mogadishu. Aljazeera reports:
“We targeted a vehicle carrying the enemies of Somalia,” Abdulaziz Abu Muscab said. Sources at the scene after the bombing told Al Jazeera that the vehicle was carrying foreign diplomats. The explosion happened near a defence ministry hospital, and heavy gunfire was heard soon after.
Al-Shabab has vowed to step up attacks against the government of Somalia during the month of Ramadan. Since the start of Ramadan, there have been at least 10 assassinations in the capital targeting government officials.