Suicide car bomb rattles Somali capital; 4 killed

Kenya yesterday launched military operations in southern Somalia against al-Shabab militants.

Updated: Oct 18, 2011, 19:16 PM IST

Mogadishu: A police official says a suicide
car bombing near Somalia`s Foreign Ministry has killed at
least four people, including the bomber.

Police official Ali Hassan today confirmed the attack
outside the ministry. He said six people were wounded and
taken to the hospital.

Eyewitness Tohow Abdi said he saw body parts torn off by
the blast.

The blast came the same day that Kenya`s ministers of
defense and foreign affairs are in Mogadishu to meet with
government leaders after Kenya yesterday launched military
operations in southern Somalia against al-Shabab militants.

The blast occurred several miles (kilometers) from where
those meetings are believed to be taking place.

PTI