Car bomb targeting security forces explodes in Somali capital: police

January 4, 2015 2:01 PM

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MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A car bomb targeting security officials exploded in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, and was followed by shooting, police and residents said.

"The national forces who have a base nearby got the information that there was a car bomb but when they came around the area to search, it exploded. We are investigating for further details," police Captain Osman Alihe told Reuters.

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