At least three people were injured when a bomb fitted to their vehicle exploded near the office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
According to Officer Abdifitah Ahmed, confirmed that the bomb exploded prematurely after the three shortly had left in the vehicle from a parking lot next to the ICRC office on Wednesday.
The ICRC which offers humanitarian services to the people of Mogadishu was deeply troubled that its staffers were targeted by the Al-Qaeda (AQ) linked militants.
The police confirmed the car blast saying one victim was critically injured while the other two sustained light injuries.
The Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militants, who are linked to Al-Qaeda, often targets high-profile areas of the capital as well as government personnel and staffers from foreign organizations.