Suicide blast kills 3
A SUICIDE bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at a security checkpoint near Mogadishu’s international airport yesterday, killing at least three people, a Somali police officer said.
Captain Mohamed Hussein said the bomb detonated as security forces were searching cars at the checkpoint, a few hundred metres from the main base of the AU peacekeeping mission.
The checkpoint is close to UN offices and the Peace Hotel, which is often frequented by foreigners and officials. The powerful blast blew roofs off nearby buildings.