Somalia blast kills seven

By Mutala Yakubu
Somalia blast kills seven
Somalia blast kills seven

The Islamist militant group al-Shabab says it carried out this morning's attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

At least seven people were killed and 15 injured when a car bomb was detonated near the city's airport.

A loud blast was followed by gunfire.

Reuters news agency has these photos showing a patient being rushed to nearby Medina hospital and smoke filling the sky from the scene of the explosion: