14 Killed in Mogadishu Blast

14 Killed in Mogadishu Blast14 Killed in Mogadishu Blast

At least 14 people were killed when a car packed with explosives blew up near a busy intersection in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, officials and witnesses said.

According to a security official, Mohamed Hussein, the powerful blast, thought to be from a car bomb, tore through shops and food stands in Mogadishu's Madina District on Sunday, Aljazeera reported.

"We have counted about 14 people killed and more than 30 others wounded," said local security official, Mohamed Jilibey.

Casualties may rise as many of the wounded victims suffered severe wounds.

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