Loud blast heard near headquarters of Somalia's intelligence agency

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 21, 2015 12:35 AM

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A loud blast followed by gunfire was heard on Sunday in the center of the Somali capital near the headquarters of the National Intelligence and Security Agency, a Reuters witness said.

There were no immediate details or reports of casualties but the Islamist militant group al Shabaab has frequently carried out bomb and gun attacks in Mogadishu.

(Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; writing by Drazen Jorgic; editing by Nick Macfie)