A suicide car bomb explosion in the Somali capital on Saturday evening has killed 22 people, including government soldiers,
The blast occurred at Sayidka intersection at around 7:00pm on Saturday night, near the heavily fortified parliament complex in Mogadishu.
The bomber drove his explosives-laden vehicle into an army convoy transporting intelligence officers source said.
Pro-al shabaab media outlets reported at least 17 security force members were killed in the attack, a claim the government denies.
Somali police said only three security personnel were among those died in the car bombing.