A suicide bomber has detonated his explosives near a military training camp in Somalia, killing at least five people and wounding 11 others, according to the state-run SONNA news agency.
The attack on Saturday at the camp in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, was claimed by the al-Shabab armed group and comes a week after twin explosions in the capital that left at least 116 dead.
SONNA announced the death toll in a Twitter post, citing the Somali National Army Chief Odowaa Yusuf Rageh.
SONNA said the attack happened at the camp’s entrance and quoted Rageh as saying that Somali troops “thwarted the bomber” from reaching his target.
Earlier on Saturday, Adan Yare, another military official, told the AFP news agency that the assailant targeted the Xero Nacnac training camp for army recruits.
“There were some casualties inflicted on both civilians and the new recruits,” he said, adding that investigations were ongoing.
Witnesses reported seeing several ambulances arrive at the scene of the attack.