Somalia: Two explosions kill five near presidential palace in Mogadishu
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but Al Shabab regularly conducts attacks in the country
At least five people were killed and four wounded when a car bomb exploded in the Somali capital on Saturday, a police officer said.
The car bomb detonated in the city centre of Mogadishu on Saturday, causing huge clouds of smoke to rise above the city, followed by a second explosion nearby.
"A suicide car bomb exploded at a checkpoint near the national theatre. We have no casualties details now," police official Ahmed Abdi told Reuters.
A Reuters witness said a second blast went off near the scene of the first one. The checkpoint is also about 400 metres away from the president's residence
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but Al Shabab, an Al Qaeda affiliate, regularly conducts attacks in the country.
Updated: December 22, 2018 12:04 PM