"The scene turned deadly very immediately" Ali Abdullahi, a witnesses said, "This is the largest explosion I ever heard". Police said they suspect a suicide attack.
The so-called "Kilometre 5" junction is in the Hodan district, a bustling commercial part of the city with many shops, hotels and businesses.
The explosion was followed by gunfire between security forces and armed men around and inside the popular Safari Hotel. A hotel apparently was targeted.
In any case, the devastation caused was widespread.
Somalis gather and search for survivors by destroyed buildings at the scene of a blast in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. "We are still busy transporting casualties", he said, adding that there were bodies under the rubble.
A joint offensive by Somali and African Union forces in August led to the capture of Bariire town which is around 45 kilometers south of the capital Mogadishu.
Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Thursday signed a landmark reconciliation agreement in Egyptian capital Cairo . Ismail Haniyeh, leader of Hamas, said that a deal had been struck after two days of talks brokered by Egypt.
US President Trump has warned that tough talks lie ahead on the future of NAFTA, indicating that the US could withdraw . The Trump administration has imposed hefty duties on Bombardier's C-Series jetliner.
Tesla says that it hasn't had any reports of issues relating to the seat problem, but will be conducting a voluntary recall. If this occurs, the seat could move forward during a crash, the automaker said.
Even though we're still months out from the reveal of the Galaxy S9, there have already been plenty of rumors about the device. Storage: Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) comes with 8GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
Hinch told reporters that the Astros has a huge advantage with both Keuchel and Verlander going back to back to open the series. So, this season marks the first trip to the ALCS for the Astros, and it is also the first trip for two local guys on the roster.
If a restaurant offers multiple services, the app will show all of them so you can choose the one you want to use. Once they've picked, the user is connected to the relevant delivery service, where they can order and pay.
The film is based on the New Mutants Marvel Comics series that began in 1982 by Chris Claremont and Bob McLeod. This appears to be a straight-up horror movie, plus our protagonists are discovering their mutant abilities.
Northside Elementary, Elizabeth City Middle School and Pasquotank County High School were all placed on lockdown . Pasquotank Correctional Institution houses 725 male inmates in close, medium and minimum security.
Hurricane Ophelia is getting even bigger as it makes its way across the Atlantic and towards the shores of Britain. Hurricane Centre confirmed gusts of 100mph are now emanating from the centre of the hurricane.
Hartley to drive for Toro Rosso at next weekend's US GP
This opportunity came as somewhat of a surprise, but I never did give up on my ambition and childhood dream to reach F1. New Zealander Brendon Hartley is to make his Formula 1 debut for Toro Rosso at next weekend's US Grand Prix.
Man Finds $24 Million Lottery Ticket in Old Shirt Pocket
Smith, a father of two and grandfather of 12, said he plans to have an "all-family discussion" about what to do with the windfall. Aside from the $24 million, of course? The 68-year-old Jimmie Smith had exhausted his luck in lottery about half a century.
US Withdraws From UNESCO, Cites Group's "Anti-Israel" Bias
In July, another resolution declared the Old City of Hebron in the occupied West Bank an endangered World Heritage site . "Yet another delusional decision by UNESCO ", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indignantly said at the time .
Trump's IQ jab at Tillerson was 'a joke'
However, it's not what what exactly prompted Tillerson to label Trump a moron , according to NBC News. "I'm not undermining. Shortly before the lunch, a reporter asked Mr Trump whether he had undercut Mr Tillerson with his comments to Forbes .
Donald Trump set to 'decertify' 2015 Iran nuclear deal
In exchange, the U.S., China France, the United Kingdom and Germany would relax economic sanctions each country imposed on Iran. Federica Mogherini, while talking to PBS TV channel, on Wednesday, highlighted Iran's full compliance with the 2015 deal.
Portugal and France book places at World Cup
European champions Portugal finished top of their group after a 2-0 home win over Switzerland , who will now go to a play-off. Romelu Lukaku, returning from injury, later muscled past Cyprus defender Giorgos Merkis for Belgium's fourth.
NYPD Now Officially Investigating Harvey Weinstein
"We really did what I think the law obligates us to do - focus on the evidence and the facts that we had", Vance said Wednesday. Hachette Book Group, one of the country's top publishers, says that it has "terminated" its deal with Weinstein Books.