At least 16 people have been killed and more than 40 injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, BBC said.
The car blew up in the city’s southern Madina district, officials say.
The blast – which ripped through shops and food stalls – is the first major attack in the capital since the election of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed earlier this month, the BBC added.
No group has claimed responsibility, although al-Shabab militants are likely to be the prime suspects, according to the BBC.
On Saturday a senior al-Shabab commander vowed to target the president’s supporters, the BBC indicated.