At least three people including a policeman were killed and five others injured after a vehicle loaded with explosives went off at a security checkpoint in Mogadishu on Monday.
A security officer who confirmed the incident said the two al-Shabab militants and the policeman were killed during a confrontation when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attempted to forcibly pass through a security checkpoint but was thwarted.
“The vehicle loaded with explosives exploded after security officers manning the checkpoint intercepted it in an area close to Erdogan hospital in Hodan district,” said a police officer who declined to be named.
Source: All Africa
Related story: Somali Police Foil Car Bomb Attack in Mogadishu