UPDATE: Two killed at Ex- Control checkpoint blast

Two civilians were killed while more than six others were injured in a suicide car bomb at Ex- Control junction along Mogadishu-Afgoye road on Monday.

According to sources, the VBIED’s intended target was a taxation office near the junction.

Security forces exchanged gunfire with the car’s occupants; some of the soldiers have been wounded.

Security forces intercepted the car bomb heading to Mogadishu, a militant driving a car bomb tried to speed through the junction of Ex-control Afgooye but the vehicle exploded after security forces fired on it.

Reports say two militants that exchanged fire with the police are on the run.

Mogadishu witnessed calm pass months following Ramadan due to increased security checkpoints but the new mayor of Mogadishu, Omar Mohamud Filish pledged to remove to ease traffic in the capital.

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