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Car bomb explodes outside Mogadishu police building

Omar Faruk / Reuters

People gather at the scene of an explosion in Hodan district of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, on Feb. 17. A car bomb exploded next to a police department building in the Somali capital on Friday, wounding two police officers, the latest in a wave of attacks in Mogadishu.

AP reports -- A car bomb exploded inside a police compound in Somalia's capital on Friday, wounding two people, an official said.

The blast rattled Mogadishu and sent smoke into the sky, but Lt. Aden Kalmoy Dhaqane, a military official, said the explosion wounded only two people.

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Feisal Omar / Reuters

A government policeman walks at the scene of an explosion in Hodan district of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, on Feb. 17.