MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least five people, including three soldiers, were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in the southwest of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The explosion targeted a convoy carrying district commissioner Ibrahim Mohamed in Dinsor town of Bay region, leaving three of his bodyguards and two other civilians dead, a witness said.
He says Mohamed was unharmed in the bomb attack.
No group says it carried out the attack.
But, Somali armed group al Shabaab carried out similar attacks in the capital, Mogadishu and other regions in Somalia.
The group was pushed out of Mogadishu capital in 2011 by Somali army troops and 22,000-strong African Union force in Somalia.
The rebel group also lost most of their strongholds, but it still controls large rural areas and remains the key threat to peace in Somalia.
The al Qaeda linked group has been fighting for over ten years to overthrow the internationally-backed government in Somalia.