At least 4 dead, 20 injured in car bomb attack targeting Turkish contractors in Somalia – reports

“A speeding suicide car bomb rammed into a place where the Turkish engineers and Somali police were having lunch,” a spokesperson for Somali police told the Reuters news agency.

The Turkish Embassy in Somalia revealed that four people who were injured in the bombing were Turkish citizens, Hurriyet reports.

According to the Turkish newspaper, the incident claimed four lives and left 20 others injured.

The Anadolu news agency said the four wounded Turkish people were employees of a construction firm and they were being treated at the Recep Tayyip Erdogan Training and Research Hospital.

At least 4 dead, 20 injured in car bomb attack targeting Turkish contractors in Somalia - reportsRT

“We heard a huge blast and soon clouds of smoke into the air. Before the blast, several Turkish engineers and well armed convoy of Somali police were at the scene,” eyewitness Farah Abdullahi told Reuters.

“We see casualties being carried but we cannot make if they are dead or injured.”

Turkish workers are helping build roads in Somalia. A group of engineers was among those hit in a blast at a checkpoint in Mogadishu that killed at least 90 people in December.

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