A suspected car bomb exploded near the market located close to a police HQ. Somalian leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was said to have been in the vicinity of the blast.
UPDATE: At least 10 dead in Mogadishu car bombing. Reports that President Hassan Sheikh was in the vicinity when explosion occured pic.twitter.com/XCdvMU84O7
— Yassin Juma (@Yassinjuma) November 26, 2016
Somalia has been experiencing violence since the country devolved into civil war in the early 1990s. The state’s collapse provided a breeding ground for warlords, pirates and the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Shabaab terrorist group.