“Suicide bomber kills 4 people in Somalia’s capital,” by Abdi Guled, Associated Press, January 4, 2015 (thanks to Maxwell):
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A suicide car bomber blew himself up near a moving convoy of Somalia’s U.S.-trained elite forces in Mogadishu, killing at least four people, a Somali police officer said Sunday.
Somali militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the group’s Radio Andulus.
The attack on the airport road in the capital killed mostly pedestrians walking along the road, said Capt. Mohamed Hussein.
Mohamed Yusuf, the spokesman of Somalia’s National Security Ministry, said the government had information about the attack, and the car bomb was detonated while the attacker was being pursued.
“We shall continue preventing such attacks, however we ask people to work with us,” he told reporters in Mogadishu.