MOGADISHU, Somalia — Seven people were killed on Sunday morning when a suicide bomber attempted to ram a car laden with explosives into a military convoy escorting a four-member Qatari delegation.
General Garad Nor Abdulle, a senior police official, said the members of the Qatari delegation who were being escorted in the interior minister’s convoy were unharmed and safely reached their hotel. Abdulle said the interior minister was not in the convoy.
Mohamed Abdi, an officer at the scene of the blast, said four civilians and a soldier died immediately.
Another two people died in hospital and 18 were being treated of wounds from the blast, said Dr. Duniya Mohamed Ali at Medina Hospital.