original title:7 dead and 9 injured in suicide car bomb attack in Somali capital
News from Mogadishu: Somali police said on the 25th that a suicide car bomb attack occurred that day near the presidential residence in the capital Mogadishu, killing 7 people and injuring 9 others.
Police spokesman Abdi-Fattah Yaden Hassan told Xinhua News Agency that a terrorist drove a car full of explosives and crashed into a checkpoint and detonated explosives, killing 7 people and injuring 9 others on the spot. The explosion site was near the presidential residence.
Witness Ahmed Ali told reporters that the scene of the explosion was in a mess and many cars were destroyed.
The Somali Al-Shabaab, an extremist organization associated with Al-Qaida, claimed to have made the attack. The organization has launched many terrorist attacks in Somalia and its neighboring countries in recent years. (Reporter Li Hualing)