MOGADISHU, Somalia — At least six people including two senior police officers have been killed and six others injured during a suicide bombing that took place in Mogadishu on Sunday evening.
According to police, the incident happened when a suicide bomber blew up himself at a police station in Waberi district, Mogadishu.
The two officers who died have been identified as Ahmed Bashane, the Waberi district police commander and Abdi Basid, the deputy commander of Waliyow Adde police divisions.
According to a witness, Bashane died at the scene while Agey succumbed to injuries after being evacuated for medical treatment.
“We can confirm that the suicide bomb attack killed six people including two senior police officers, three soldiers and a neighbor and injured six others this evening so far.” Said Police spokesperson Sadik Aden Ali
Reports allege that the explosion was caused by a suicide bomber who was targeting the regional governor Ali Wardheere who was inside a café.
The governor survived the attack but two of his security guards have been reportedly wounded.
Independent sources said the death toll is likely to rise since the blast was huge and many civilians were around the vicinity.
The attack took place despite a heightened security to ensure safety of residents who are in the holy month of Ramadan.