Suicide car bomb rocks Mogadishu airport

September 9, 2010 12:00 am

, MOGADISHU, Sep 9 – A suicide car bomb exploded Thursday at the main entrance of Mogadishu airport, an official and several witnesses told AFP.

"There was a suicide car bomb at the main entrance of the airport but I have no more details on the incident at the moment," an African Union (AU) security official said on condition of anonymity.

Several witnesses confirmed the blast and said it was followed by gunfire.

The area struck by the blast is the main civilian entrance to the airport, where passengers enter and exit the compound, and is generally guarded by troops from the AU\’s mission in Somalia (AMISOM).


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