Rescuers carry away the dead body of a civilian who was killed in a blast in Mogadishu, Somalia Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. AP
Dr. Abdulkadir Adam with Medina hospital shared the toll with The Associated Press. Witnesses at the scene said a passing U.N. convoy appeared to be the target in the Mogadishu blast near a checkpoint leading to the heavily fortified airport.
The founder of the Aamin ambulance service, Abdulkadir Adan, tweeted that he was ``deeply saddened by the loss of life and injuries'' in Mogadishu. He posted a photo from the scene of a mangled vehicle.
The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group that controls parts of Somalia often carries out bombings at high-profile locations in the capital.