Somalia bombing 'kills 15 women'
Somalia is witnessing a severe fighting for last one year and it has caused more than 8,000 civilians life and one million forced from their homes after a fight erupted between government forces and insurgents. Islamist groups who were thrown out of power are reportedly behind most of the terrorist attacks. This latest bomb blast killed 15 poor innocent women in Capital Mogadishu.
A roadside bomb has killed at least 15 people in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, witnesses say.
The explosion hit a group of women gathered to clean the street, witnesses said. They told of bloody scenes with several dozen people injured.
One witness told the AFP agency most of the dead were female street cleaners.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but tensions are high in Mogadishu as Ethiopian troops battle Islamist insurgents.
"They were cleaning the street when this huge explosion rocked the entire neighbourhood," eyewitness Hasan Abdi Mohamed told the AFP news agency.
"I counted 15 bodies, most of them are women who were torn to pieces," he added.
The UN says 1.5 million people have fled after recent fighting.