MOGADISHU - A car bomb exploded on a busy street in the center of Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Saturday, causing an unknown number of casualties, police said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, although the Islamist al Shabaab group has carried out regular attacks.
"It was a truck bomb. It exploded at the K5 Junction," said Mohamed Hussein, a police officer, referring to an area in the capital that is lined with government offices, hotels, restaurants and shops.
"There are casualties but we do not know the exact amount as the scene is still burning," he told Reuters.