Somalia’s security forces held two suspects including the driver of the explosive-laden vehicle that went off in Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday evening.
Zakia Hussein, the deputy police commander, confirmed that the blast which occurred when a parked car filled with explosives detonated at around 7 p.m. (1600 GMT) in Mogadishu’s Hamarweyne district did not kill or injure anyone.
“We do not have any injury or death. Two people were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the explosion,” Hussein said on Sunday evening.
The blast came at a time when Mogadishu is on high alert as police forces blocked the main roads of the capital to prevent possible attacks by militants.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest bombing but al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab conducted similar attacks in the past.