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Car Bomb Outside Somali President’s Palace kills 10

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A suicide car blast outside a popular hotel close to the presidential palace in Mogadishu. At least 10 persons, including soldiers and civilians, were killed in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Tuesday when a car bomb claimed by al Shabaab exploded outside the Presidential Palace and also damaged two nearby hotels.

Security forces stand guard on a destroyed building following a car bomb outside the president's palace in the Somali capital of Mogadishu

The blast killed 10 (people) including soldiers and civilians and 30 others were wounded, Gunfire could be heard after the blast and a huge cloud of smoke rose above the palace, outside which were the remnants of the car and splattered blood, according to a witness.

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