A car bomb has reportedly exploded at a security checkpoint in Somalia.
Local media report that several people have died and others have been injured in the blast in Mogadishu, which happened at around 6.15am GMT.
The explosion is said to have happened at a security checkpoint near the presidential palace, at the Mogadishu Saidka Junction.
After the blast, black smoke was seen billowing in the air while vehicles were left burnt.
Footage from the scene shows debris scattered across the road, and people standing looking on in horror.
It is not yet confirmed how many people have been injured, and officials have not confirmed fatalities.
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