The Somali government says al-Shabaab militants attacked a police station in Kahda and a checkpoint in Mogadishu’s Dar es Salaam neighborhood Tuesday night.
Several explosions and gunfire were heard in many parts of the capital, shortly after midnight, according to witnesses.
There was an explosion in Kahda, which targeted the district police station, followed by heavy gunfire, which took place at the same station, according to witnesses.
Shortly afterwards, a second explosion occurred at a checkpoint in the Dar es Salaam neighborhood.
Internal Security Minister Abdullahi Nur said the attackers had been defeated.
There are no official reports of casualties so far. Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the bombings.