Two children among six people wounded in Somalia car bombing
"The government has given Al-Shabaab 45 days to surrender and return to their homes and families," National Security Minister Khalif Ereg said following a cabinet meeting late on Tuesday.
"The government is committed to rehabilitating militants who surrender during this period and working with them to build a new future for them," he added.
The minister said those who insist to continue fighting would be presented to the court of law.
The government has also called on local preachers and clerics to enlighten Somalis against extremist ideology and its repercussions on the future of Somalia.
Formed in 2004, Al-Shabaab has been battling the government for control over a territory in many of Somalia
An explosion took place in the area known as Tododa Geed opposite the Noor Doob Hotel, which is close to the presidential palace of HirShabelle state which is protected by AU forces.