Large explosion near centre of Somali capital Mogadishu

 17 May 2017 - 11:28


MOGADISHU: A large explosion was heard near the centre of Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday and plumes of smoke rose above the scene, according to a Reuters witness.

It was not immediately clear what had triggered the blast nor what its target was.

Islamist group al Shabaab has frequently carried out bombings in Mogadishu.