By: Yusuf M Hasan
MGADISHU – (Somalilandsun) – Heavy explosions have rocked areas adjacent to Villa Somalia, the presidential office and residence in Mogadishu.
According to a xogbaahiye report reaching Somalilandsun the explosions occurred outside Baar Kontarolka adjacent to SYL hotel which is located next to Villa Somalia.
“The explosions took place during Magrib (Evening) prayers after a pick-up suspected to have been fully laden with explosive devices was detonated near the presidency” read the report
During the blast the Villa Somalia was full of journalists who were attending a press briefing related to results of a consultative meeting on Somalia elections, though none of the reporters are said to have been affected.
Though there are no known casualties yet, the attack which is presumed to be terrorist based was perpetrated at a time a large number of leaders from various regions of Somalia are in the capital as participants in the elections consultations.
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