Suicide car bomb kills two people in the capital Mogadishu

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Somali officials said a suicide bomber has killed one security personnel and civilian, wounding also three others in an attack in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday.

The Blast targets a checkpoint manned by the presidential palace’s gaurds very close to the country’s ministry of interior.

At least three people included a siucide bomber were killed in the attack according to police officer Mohamed Dahir.

“A car bomb driven by a suicide bomber attempted to force its way into the entrance of the interior ministry complex, but security forces in the area fired at it, said the officer.

The Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab group has claimed responsibility for the attack on its pro-website, somalimemo.net.

A witness Najib Muse said the attack occurred around 4:10 p.m. local time.

Ambulances raced to the scene to evacuate the wounded, he added.