A massive explosion was heard in the Somali capital.
Witnesses said the blast was heard near the headquarters of the Somali intelligence agency in Mogadishu.
So far not much has been revealed by the Somali police in terms of what the explosion could have been like.
But it is learnt that the Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab frequently carries out suicide bombings targeting public places and government
The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, Africa’s most active Islamic extremist group, has been fighting for years to take power and create an Islamic state in the Horn of Africa nation.
The group has carried out many attacks in neighboring Kenya in retaliation over Kenya’s deployment in 2011 of peacekeepers in Somalia.
Al-Shabab continues to mount lethal attacks despite being pushed out of Mogadishu. It mostly operates from rural areas in the country’s south.