At least four people have been killed in a daring car bomb attack near the Mogadishu airport in Somalia.
Early reports have said a car laden with explosives targeted a UN convoy near the gates of the airport in the Somali capital.
According to a security adviser, a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device was used for the attack. However, no further details are currently available.
"I saw four dead people so far, but the casualties are believed to be more, we are still investigating the incident and there is chaos in the area," police officer Mohamed Liban said, according to AFP.
"The bomber drove in between the security escort and the UN armoured vehicles and detonated the car, ramming into one of the escort vehicles," Liban said, adding that four dead bodies had been seen so far, but feared more may have been killed.
Witnesses were cited by news sources as saying that dark plume of smoke was seen rising high in the sky after the blast.
"The explosion was very big and there is smoke all around the area, I can hardly see people lying on the ground, either dead or wounded," said an eye witness.