An explosion site in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia. A suicide car bomber on Thursday targeted a police station in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least six people, police said. File picture: Faisal Isse/Xinhua

Mogadishu - A suicide car bomber on Thursday targeted a police station in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least six people, police said.

The car exploded at the gates of the police station in the capital's Waberi district, said police officer Ali Hassan.

The fatalities included two police officers and the bomber himself. About 10 other people were injured, according to Hassan.

Witness Mohamed Ali said he saw seven injured civilians, including three women.

The explosion was heard across the capital.

The radical Islamist group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the bombing on pro-insurgent radio Andalus.