Bomb blast hits area near a hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia

Bomb blast hits area near a hospital in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, reported Press TV on Tuesday.

Al Jazeera repoeted for at least nine people to have been killed by car bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu, according to government official.

“We heard a huge explosion in Wadajir district, there are some casualties,” Abifutah Omar Halane, the spokesman for Mogadishu’s mayor, said.

A column of white smoke was seen above the capital and some houses were rattled by the blast, DPA news agency reported.

Al-Shabaab said they were behind the blast.

“It’s a suicide car bomb in Wadajir District building in which Somali officials and their staff stay. There are government and their staff who have died at the scene. We will tell you the number of dead later,” Abdiasis Abu Musab, al-Shabaab spokesman for military operations, said.