MOGADISHU, Somalia – Police say a car bomber has prematurely detonated an explosives-laden car during a high-speed chase in Somalia’s capital.
No casualties were reported in the blast Thursday evening near a marketplace.
Police say the bomber managed to jump out of the car and escape during the chase by security forces.
Somalia’s capital has been targeted several times in recent months by extremists.
Two al-Shabab suicide bombers last month detonated cars outside a U.N. office and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13 people.