Mogadishu hit by huge suicide blast
At least 65 people have been killed by a huge suicide blast near a government compound in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, say officials.
Eyewitnesses said a truck carrying explosives was driven into a gate near a government ministry and detonated.
A spokesman for the Islamist militant group al-Shabab told the BBC it had carried out the attack.
Will Ross in Nairobi said it was "one of the largest blasts to happen in many months in Somalia".
04 Oct 2011
- From the section Africa