Somalia: 1 killed in blast at minister’s residence



Unidentified gunmen have hurled a grenade bomb at a building housing the state minister for defense and several lawmakers of Somali federal government in Mogadishu last night.

At least one person was killed on the grenade attack which took place in Hamaweyne district, according to area police chief Lieutenant Colonel Abdulkadir Ahmed Shire Matoote.

“1 civilian was killed, and 3 others were hurt  in the grenade blast on the officails’ residence in Hamarweyne district,” Motoote said during interview with Radio Shabelle by phone.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but Al Shabaab has carried out several deadly blasts in the seaside city in the past, targeting government installation.