Source: The Associated Press/The Washington Post
Residents near a refugee camp in Somalia’s capital say that mortars landed on the camp overnight, killing a father and a son and wounding seven others.
The mortar barrage is the third such attack in Mogadishu over the last week. Even though al-Shabab militants have largely been pushed out of the capital, the attacks show the security situation is still tenuous.
Muhudin Haji, a resident in Mogadishu, said Monday that a man and his son were killed in the overnight attack. The loud blasts were followed by screams from adults and tears from children.
The refugees live near the presidential palace — the likely target of the attack.
Nadifo Abdi said some of the seven wounded people lost lots of blood.