Mogadishu – A
roadside bomb ripped apart a minibus just outside Somalia's capital Mogadishu
on Thursday, killing at least eight people and injuring several others, a
was a terrible incident, a landmine hit a civilian minibus," said Mohamed
Wedow, a witness at the scene.
least eight people died and more than 20 others were wounded in the
AFP journalist at the bomb site at Lafole, some 18km outside Mogadishu, said
the vehicle had been torn apart by the blast.
said they believed the blast had been caused by a landmine.
was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, but Somalia's
Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab has carried out a string of similar attacks.
10 are dead and more than that are wounded, it is terrible," said
Abdurahman Hussein, a resident at a nearby village.
said all the passengers on the bus were either killed or wounded.
of those pulled out of wreckage were badly hit and the death toll is feared to
jihadists were chased out of Mogadishu in 2011 but remain a dangerous threat in
both Somalia and neighbouring Kenya, where they carry out frequent attacks.
jihadists are fighting to overthrow Somalia's internationally-backed