Reports from Somalia capital, Mogadishu, say a car packed with explosives has destroyed a local government building causing casualties.
Witnesses saw huge clouds of smoke above the city in Hodan district, following a massive explosion and gunfire.
One report said five people had been killed and a number injured.
It’s not known who was behind the attack.
The Islamist militant group al-Shabab carries out frequent bombings and gun attacks in Mogadishu and other parts of Somalia.