Somalia police and witnesses confirmed that one person was killed and five others injured on Monday after mortar shells were fired near the presidential place in Mogadishu.
A police officer confirmed on condition of anonymity that one child was killed and other civilians were wounded after mortar shells landed at populated place.
He said the wounded people were rushed to the hospital for treatment.
He added that the incident also caused fear among the residents.
Muno Abdi, Mogadishu resident, reported that six mortar shells landed at the neighbourhood near the Somalia presidential place.
“I was inside the house when I heard huge explosions and then I got out and established that mortar shells landed and resulted in several casualties.
District Commissioner of Wardhigley District Yassin Nor’Isse had earlier confirmed the incident.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Al-Qaida linked group Al-Shabaab militants are suspected to have conducted the attack.
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