Roadside blast kills three in Somali capital

At least three people have been killed and two others wounded in a roadside blast in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

The blast targeted a government military vehicle near the city’s ex-Control Afgoye area.

Witnesses said the blast killed three civilians who were in the area during the time of the attack and injured two government soldiers.

No group has said it was responsible for the bombing.

The attack happened as residents of the Somali capital were preparing to break their fast.

Mogadishu witnesses such blasts frequently.

Meanwhile, Somali authorities say at least 30 people have died and many more are missing after a rare tropical cyclone and heavy rainfall battered the country at the weekend.

At least 15 people were killed in the breakaway republic of Somaliland over the weekend after cyclone Sagar hit the Horn of Africa.

Six others died in Mogadishu and many properties were submerged as heavy rains hit the Somali capital.

Authorities fear the death toll could rise as rescue workers tried to reach remote villages. The country has a poor infrastructure due to decades of absence of a central government.

The UN and Somalia have launched an appeal to raise money for hundreds of thousands of people affected by flooding in the country.

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