NAIROBI, Kenya – A Somali police official says a suicide car bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of the Somalia's presidential palace in the capital on Monday evening, killing at least two soldiers.
Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomber rammed his vehicle near soldiers guarding the compound in Mogadishu that is the official residence of the president, prime minister and the speaker of Parliament.
Hussein said at least two soldiers died in the blast and that the death toll could rise.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but the Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab often carries out such attacks.