Africa

Somalia: 4 killed in car bomb blast in the capital

  • Somali men retrieve the dead body of a person who was killed when a car bomb targeted a police station in the Waberi neighborhood, where President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was visiting a university, in the capital Mogadishu,  Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. A Somali police official says a car bomb has exploded near a police station in a busy market in the Somali capital, killing a number of people and wounding others. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Somali men retrieve the dead body of a person who was killed when a car bomb targeted a police station in the Waberi neighborhood, where President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was visiting a university, in the capital Mogadishu, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. A Somali police official says a car bomb has exploded near a police station in a busy market in the Somali capital, killing a number of people and wounding others. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Somali men retrieve the body of a victim killed when a car bomb targeted a police station in the Waberi neighborhood, where President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was visiting a university, in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. A Somali police official says a car bomb has exploded near a police station in a busy market in the Somali capital, killing a number of people and wounding others. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Somali men retrieve the body of a victim killed when a car bomb targeted a police station in the Waberi neighborhood, where President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was visiting a university, in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. A Somali police official says a car bomb has exploded near a police station in a busy market in the Somali capital, killing a number of people and wounding others. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)  (The Associated Press)

  • A soldier stands near the wreckage after a car bomb that targeted a police station in the Waberi neighborhood, where President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was visiting a university, in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. A Somali police official says a car bomb has exploded near a police station in a busy market in the Somali capital, killing a number of people and wounding others. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    A soldier stands near the wreckage after a car bomb that targeted a police station in the Waberi neighborhood, where President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was visiting a university, in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016. A Somali police official says a car bomb has exploded near a police station in a busy market in the Somali capital, killing a number of people and wounding others. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)  (The Associated Press)

A Somali police official says a car bomb has exploded near a police station in a busy market in the Somali capital, killing at least four people and injuring nine others.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the bomber targeted a police station in Mogadishu's Waberi neighborhood, where President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud had been visiting a university Saturday.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but the al-Qaida-linked Islamic extremist group al-Shabab often carries out such attacks.

Despite being ousted from most of its key strongholds in south and central Somalia, the group continues to launch deadly guerrilla attacks against the Somali government and African Union forces across large parts of the horn of Africa nation.