Car blast kills government worker in Somali capital

A government official was killed by a bomb planted in his car in Somalia`s capital on Monday.

Mogadishua: A government official was killed by a bomb planted in his car in Somalia`s capital on Monday, officials said.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, but Islamist militant group al Shabaab has stepped up bomb attacks in Mogadishu to challenge a new government. 

"The car bomb killed a junior government worker," Abdifatah Omar Halane, the spokesman for Mogadishu`s mayor, said.