8 killed in bomb blast near air­port

The Myanmar Times - - World -

At least eight peo­ple were killed yes­ter­day when two huge bombs went off near the air­port in Mogadishu, in­clud­ing one close to the United Na­tions’ po­lit­i­cal of­fice in the So­mali cap­i­tal. An AFP jour­nal­ist at the scene heard gun­fire af­ter the ex­plo­sions tore through the area, one of which was be­lieved to be a car bomb. So­ma­lia’s al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab has car­ried out a string of sim­i­lar at­tacks.

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