Al-Shabab Bombs Target African Union Troops in Somalia

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Two vehicles packed with explosives were detonated in Somalia's capital Mogadishu near a base for African Union troops next to the main airport, according to local witnesses.

Al-Shabab Bombs Target African Union Troops in Somalia

"I can see ambulances taking several wounded people," a journalist near the scene told Al Jazeera.

News agencies reported several deaths.

The first blast happened near an entrance used by African Union forces and the second at a checkpoint manned by Somali government forces.

The al-Shabab terrorist group said it was responsible for the attack.

White smoke could be seen billowing over the city after the blast on Tuesday.

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