A car bomb exploded in a crowded shopping center in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, this morning, killing at least ten people and dozens of others injured, police and witnesses say.

According to the police, the death toll may increase, since rescuers are looking for survivors, and some of the wounded are in serious condition.

Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the incident.

This al-Qaida-related terrorist group was also responsible for three car blasts in November last year, in which at least 52 people were killed and about 100 injured.

According to the Council on Foreign Relations, she wants to turn the country into a fundamentalist Islamic state.

This episode is the second major terrorist act committed by Al-Shabaab in 2019 after a siege lasting many hours last month in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.