Blasts in Somalia's capital kill at least 10

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Several blasts at a popular open-air market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu killed at least ten people and left many others injured on Tuesday, local residents said.

"I have counted ten dead people and 15 others injured. My shop is completely destroyed. The blasts took place in four places in the centre of the market," Hassan Ali, a trader at the Bakara market told Reuters.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the blasts and the government was not immediately available for comment.

Bakara, Mogadishu's largest market, teems with traders and is where most residents buy their food, clothes, medicine, electronics and other items daily.

Residents told Reuters several blasts went off, destroying many shops. Three nurses at Erdogan Hospital in Mogadishu told Reuters over 20 injured people had been brought to the facility.

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