Suicide car bomber kills at least 12 in Mogadishu

Mogadishu, At least 12 people were killed when a suicide car bomber detonated explosives at a security checkpoint in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, police said Wednesday.

"It was a huge blast at a security checkpoint in Boondhere district. So far we have the deaths of 12 people, among them, six security [service] members and a senior female military official," police officer Ahmed Bashane said, according to DPA.

There were also civilians among the dead, according to Bashane. He said two members of parliament were injured.

Source: International Islamic News Agency