A car bomb explosion at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the Somali capital, Mogadishu has killed several people.
According to media reports a shootout took place between security forces and three attackers, who got out of a vehicle laden with explosives.
There are reports of the attackers dying with at least two civilians also reported to have been killed.
Police are yet to speak on the incident but local media reported that the attackers were targeting a tax office.
The militant al-Shabab group is known to often carry out such attacks in Mogadishu.
It has not claimed responsibility yet but often executes such attacks killing people.
#UPDATE: several people dead including security officers, others injured in today’s car bomb attack at Ex-control #Afgoye, as #Somalia security forces say they have tried to repel the attack before the car explosion nearby the taxation office. Sources #Mogadishu pic.twitter.com/dpBNiBtnTN
— Mogadishu Update (@Magdashi3) September 2, 2019
Update: Security forces foiled a vehicle filled with explosives rams into a govt security checkpoint around Mogadishu’s Ex-control vicinity. 3 attackers including suicide bomber 3 civilians were killed 11 injured . pic.twitter.com/DUwz2IbpvV
— Mohamed Moalimuu (@MOALIMUU) September 2, 2019