Thursday May 23, 2019
Hussein Ceelaabe Fahiya PHOTO/COURTESY
Police in Somalia say former foreign minister Hussein Elabe Fahiye was among five people killed when a car bomb exploded Wednesday.
The explosion occurred near the presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu.
At least 13 other people were injured.
Militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the blast, saying they were targeting soldiers, lawmakers and other government officials.
Al-Shabab frequently carries out bomb blasts in the capital near the presidential compound and at hotels frequented by government officials and foreigners.