A suicide car bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint near the parliament and interior ministry in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Sunday, but the number of casualties was not immediately known, police said.
A Reuters photographer at the scene saw ruined cars and three-wheeled scooters overturned by the force of the blast.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militant group carries out frequent bombings and other attacks in Mogadishu in a campaign to topple Somalia’s Western-backed federal government.
At least 14 people were killed when al Shabaab set off a bomb outside a busy Mogadishu hotel on Thursday.