Somalia's capital Mogadishu hit by deadly car bomb
18 March 2013 Last updated at 18:37 GMT
At least 10 people have been killed and 20 wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in the centre of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, according to hospital workers.
A BBC correspondent said the scene of the blast near the presidential palace is one of devastation, with body parts scattered across a wide area.
Officials said the target was the head of Mogadishu's intelligence services, Khalif Ahmed Ilig, who was injured.
The Islamist militant group al-Shabab has said it carried out the bombing.
Sophie Ikenye reports.