Two explosions have hit Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, killing at least six people, local media reported.
The first car bomb detonated at a checkpoint near the national theatre, sending thick white smoke billowing into the sky.
The second explosion took place just minutes after, reportedly in the same area.
Mohamed Bulbul, a journalist based in Mogadishu, told Al Jazeera that Mohamed Tulah, the Deputy Governor for security in Somalia’s Benadir region, was wounded in the first blast.
“Government officials are stationed near the area and it is a very guarded place. From what we know the security bomber hit the security checkpoint”.
Images circulating on social media showed destroyed vehicles and debris littering the streets.