Car bomb targeting Turkish contractors explodes in town outside Somali capital - police

MOGADISHU, Jan 18 (Reuters) - A car bomb targeting group of Turkish contractors exploded on Saturday in Afgoye northwest of the Somali capital, police said.

"A speeding suicide car bomb rammed into a place where the Turkish engineers and Somali police were having lunch," police officer Nur Ali told Reuters from Afgoye.

"It is too early to know casualties." (Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Writing by George Obulutsa, Editing by Angus MacSwan)