Somali MPs want to grill NISA director over security lapse
Captain Sabriye Hassey told Press TV on Saturday that the bomb exploded on SOS Street in north Mogadishu.
Five government soldiers were among the victims and eight servicemen sustained injuries, the Somali military official said.
Hundreds of onlookers gathered on the scene in the aftermath of the powerful explosion.
Witnesses said that three civilians had also sustained injuries in the incident, with one dying from his wounds moments later.
She got in trouble after vowing to put forward the controversial gender bill to the house for approval amid the public uproar about allegations of anti-Islam points in the law.