Somalia: One person killed and several others are injured in a suicide bombing

A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday, killing at least one person and injuring numerous others, according to an official.

The attack took place near the heavily guarded Somali presidential palace in the country’s capital, Mogadishu, at the El-gabta intersection.

The target, according to Abdifatah Hassan, a police officer in Mogadishu, was a caravan carrying voters returning from the election location in Mogadishu.

“We suspect the suicide bomber intended to target voter-carrying vehicles, but it appears that they were unsuccessful,” he said by Somali police officer