Massive Explosion Reportedly Hits Somalia’s Capital Mogadishu (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
AFP 2017/ Abdi HAJJI HUSSEINAfrica17:14 28.10.2017(updated 17:44 28.10.2017) Get short URL
Witnesses reported that plumes of smoke were rising into the air after an alleged explosion in the capital of the African nation.
Social media users have uploaded photos of clouds of smoke over Mogadishu and said that a “huge blast” occurred near the presidential palace in the city.
Mohamed Hussein, a local police officer, said to Reuters that the explosion hit the area near the national theatre, saying it was too early to provide additional details.
Journalist Harun Maruf has tweeted that gunfire followed the explosion. He added that the evacuation of the wounded people was ongoing from a Hotel NASA Hablod 2.