At least eight people were killed and four others wounded Thursday when a car filled with explosives hit a police station in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
A reporter for VOA’s Somali Service, Ahmed Hassan Olad, says the attack targeted the Waberi police station along the busy Maka al-Mukaramah road.
Olad, who was near the police station when the attack occurred, says he saw a man driving a Toyota Surf speeding toward the station.
Emergency teams are at the scene trying to help the wounded people.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but militant group al-Shabab regularly attacks government buildings and places where government officials are known to congregate.
On Tuesday, an al-Shabab car bomber attacked a local administration building in the Wadajir district, killing at least 10 people.
On June 15, al-Shabab fighters assaulted two popular Mogadishu restaurants. The attack claimed 29 lives, including those of the six assailants.