Mogadishu - Two attacks on Thursday killed at least 11 people in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, police and witnesses said.
At least five people were killed when a car suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the presidential palace.
The bomber was reportedly chasing a convoy carrying two police officers, but missed the target. A civilian vehicle was caught in the explosion instead.
The dead included three members of the security forces, who were patrolling in the area, and the bomber, police and witnesses said.
Six people were reported to have been injured. Witness Abdisalan Garad said some of them were inside a nearby restaurant hit by the blast. Parts of the building collapsed.