Blast heard in Mogadishu, smoke seen over city, witnesses report

MOGADISHU- A huge blast was heard in Somalia‘s capital Mogadishu on Sunday and clouds of smoke could be seen in the city, according to a Reuters witness.

Somalia has been convulsed by lawlessness and violence since 1991. Islamist group Al Shabaab is fighting to dislodge a Western-backed government protected by African Union-mandated peacekeepers.